Far from Cruella-esque, Gemini hair takes its name from the twins of the zodiac. But while we might think of twins as being the two of the same, this star sign is most noted for its split personality trait – think ‘two sides of the same coin’. Thus, Gemini hair features two different colours framing the face, separated by a middle parting. While paying homage to your favourite Dalmatian-obsessed villain with a black-and-white colourway would fit the trend perfectly, you could also try pastel tones, bold hues or natural shades.
In case you didn’t know, the ‘bixie’ fits somewhere between a pixie and a bob. Created for those who want a softer alternative to the daring lengths of a pixie, but who also want to escape bob territory, the bixie is the latest hybrid hairstyle to resurface from its 90s heyday. However, unlike its retro origins, where the bixie was seen almost exclusively on naturally straight and relaxed hair, today’s reprise sees this cut styled on a variety of textures, with an emphasis on soft, face-framing silhouettes.
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Whether it’s a creamy latte or a rich espresso, make-up artists are taking inspiration from the nation’s second favourite beverage: coffee. Bronze, sepia and sienna should form your palette when dipping into this trend. The more vivid the pigment, the better. But don’t forget to highlight brow bones, inner eye corners and cupid bows with a lustrous gold or buttercream tone. After all, coffee goes better with cake!
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Nensi Dojaka Fall 2023 Ready To Wear. Credit: Rory James, British Fashion Council
Perhaps the most wearable trend of the season is elevated normcore. This style of dressing encompasses pieces from the everyday wardrobe, but places quality and compatibility at its centre. While normcore might once have called for well-worn New Balance trainers and an old hoodie, the more refined evolution of the trend summons slouchy cashmere jumpers, crisp shirts, wide-leg trousers and structured outer wear.
S.S.Daley, AW23 Ready-to-wear. Credit: British Fashion Council
Central Saint Martins Fall 2023 Ready-To-Wear. Credit: Jess Mahaffey
Roskanda AW23. Credit: Haydon Perrior, British Fashion Council