Futurism…The Future of Fashion and Beauty

Written By: Kayla Lazarovic

Futurism is taking a step further in the beauty industry and is more prominent now than ever…and it makes perfect sense. Everywhere you look, technology is evolving and becoming a bigger part of our everyday lives. All you have to do is take a look at the use of Chat GPT in classrooms/workplaces, 3D billboards in Times Square, and the fame of virtual reality. We live in a world where technology is constantly advancing and reshaping our futures. It is no wonder that futurism has become such a hit in the fashion world recently, especially in the beauty industry.

The popularity of chrome nails is a great indicator of futurism’s takeover. Celebs like Dua Lipa and Zendaya were both seen sporting this chic new nail look that is most trendy in silver, gold, and even copper colors. What better way to add subtle yet confident shine to your look than with a striking chrome glaze. These metallic nails are perfect for a textured pop and elevate any basic look. Specifically, silver and gold chrome nails accompanied by matching silver/gold jewelry make for a unique heavy metal look. Alternatively to spending money at the salon, the “Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color” in the shade Canotier is a perfect substitute for the metallic lacquer as well as Essie’s “Metallics Nail Polish” that comes in a variety of fab shades.

Sci-Fi chic is all the rage as Maison Margiela delivers its new gender-anonymous Replica perfume titled “Dancing on the Moon”. The perfume is inspired by “Floral minerality” as labeled on the space-like bottle. The packaging portrays a dancer on the moon which reflects back to the Earth. Maison Margiela is a fashion house known for its unique take on current happenings in society and for reflecting them in its collections/products. John Galliano’s Co-Ed Spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection was a perfect example of Margiela’s values when it comes to looking into the future. Galliano shared with Vogue how his collection had been inspired by the young generation of today, and how they dream of the future they will live in. If you dig deep into the message of the perfume and what it represents, it’s apparent that the energy and feeling of futurism are alive in everything we purchase today even if we don’t always notice it. 

Opposite to a minimalistic approach, cyber eyes have entered the beauty industry with full force. This graphic eyeshadow demands attention with its futuristic feel. The cyber eye is a term used to describe an eyeshadow look that depicts a kind of futuristic reality. Often, the eye looks are applied unconventionally to dramatize the shape of the eyelid. Holographic shades, galaxy glaze, or any bright color are best suited to achieving this eye-catching look. M.A.C. Cosmetics Spellbinder Eyeshadows are perfect for achieving this fabulous look.

It’s time to look into the future of fashion and start engaging with styles inspired by technology, space, and anything outside of today’s norm! It’s evident that designers have already begun shifting their focus from the past to the future when it comes to space-inspired collections at PFW, or beauty companies pushing glittery eyeshadow to consumers. Futurism looks are cutting-edge and can often be outside of one’s comfort zone. Ease into the new era of fashion by starting off slow, with a holographic highlighter!

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