Manga-style inspires fashion & beauty trends for 2018

By Helena Biggs | 08 April 2018 | Events, News

Quirky, cool and offset with accessories, the influence of K-Pop culture and manga styling has proven popular in the fashion realms across the last few months, and it appear the trend is to extend into autumn/winter 2018.

Currently showcased on Scratch‘s April 2018 issue front cover, CND has collaborated with Hong Kong-born designer, Ryan Lo, for its Chic Shock spring colour collection materials. And the fashion-meets-nails setups don’t end there, as design house Honest Man used manga to inspire its autumn/winter collection.

Making its mark at London Fashion Week in February as part of the On/Off showcase of  up-and-coming designers, the AW18 Honest Man range mixed arts and crafts with manga illustrations and bespoke denim brows to make a statement on the catwalk.

Perfectly captured in a series of photographs by Ambra Vernuccio, a London-based commercial photographer, the looks were bold and bright, with pop art influences and statement nail shades to complement the colours in the clothing.

Backstage, Ambra (a regular behind-the-scenes at London Fashion Week), papped nail technician, Nickie Rhodes-Hill, and her team painting the nails of models with Artistic Colour Revolution shades including the denim blue hue, War Party.

Honest Man @ LFW AW18. Photo by Ambra Vernuccio.

It would appear that regardless of season, manga style is popular for 2018 – with the rules of wear dictating punchy hues with plenty of accessories.

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