What Men Really Think About Catwalk Beauty Looks

Updated 04/14/19

For us industry folk, London Fashion Week provides inspiration for the articles you'll read in magazines and on websites like this one for months. We see the beauty in a slick of glossy red lipstick or a gloriously dishevelled updo. But what do men make of the catwalk hair and makeup looks? You know, regular guys like your brother, boyfriend or mate who don't work in the industry.

Well, this is a question you no longer need to ponder because we sent a selection of images from last week's LFW out to a handful of men to get their first impressions. What ensued was a lot of confusion and a lot of questions. Now, we're not saying you shouldn't wear that diamanté "girls" hair clip because a man doesn't like it, or that rusty eye because he does—heavens no—but it makes for a humorous read all the same. Keep scrolling for men's perspectives of LFW's biggest beauty looks…

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House of Holland

"Catwalk fashion or heavy night out? Although, that's probably more the expression on her face. Yeah, she looks cool like any 20-something woman in Shoreditch. Gold tip nails look good." — Matt, 34

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Preen

"I don't get it. She looks like she's been to a kid's birthday party." — Joe, 36 

 

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Ryan Lo

"What can I say? I'll never understand the need to draw in or around eyebrows, especially when that lovely red hair is naturally beautiful." — James, 28

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PPQ

"She could have brushed her hair. Or used that hair band around her wrist. Makeup and nails all pretty classic, and the bright red is striking against her pale skin." — Matt, 34

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Topshop

"Like warpaint. Very Game of Thrones. Yeah, I like it." — James, 31

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Versus

"The '80s called; it wants its lipstick back." — Allan, 37

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Simone Rocha

"Amish instantly comes to mind." — James, 28

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Gareth Pugh

"Look at the state of this. If that's fashion, I want no part of it." — Scott, 31

"Has she chewed on a black biro for too long?" — Allan, 37

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Mary Katrantzou

"She looks pretty normal, but she needs her eyebrows sorted." — Joe, 36

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J.W.Andersen

"This says, 'I wish I was watching Bake Off' to me." — Allan, 37

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Bora Aksu

"Why are they wearing a hedge on their heads? Looks like a nest—is there something living in there?!" — James, 31

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Erdem

"It's just the back of a head! Nice hair and ribbon, but not sure that passes for fashion? Overall, not a bad back of a head to look at. Better than the front of the [Gareth Pugh model]. Ya get me?" — Scott, 31

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Ashley Williams

"I don't get it. Crimped hair and a diamanté 'girls' accessory on a woman? Unless primary school stylising is in now. The hair on its own could look good, but with the accessories? Just no." — Matt, 34

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