While it remains to be seen which trends will sink and swim, we can safely say Kaia Gerber was an instant hit on the SS18 catwalks.
Following in the most-talked-about-fashion-week-model footsteps of Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters, Gerber is this season's hottest ticket. It helps – of course – that she's the daughter of original Super Cindy Crawford, however she's redefining the famous off-spring, It Girl status and working her (teeny) ass off to gain critical acclaim.
While there's no mistaking Gerber's classic all-American look, to demonstrate her versatility here are some stand-out beauty moves she's modelled this season.
Combining a natural-looking complexion with prominent eyeliner, Gerber rocked Cleopatra-inspired liner flicks, created by Diane Kendal using Marc Jacobs Beauty's Fineliner, £19 and Highliner, £20, both in Blacquer. Her glossy black hair wrap was the hero accessory, which (somewhat controversially) lead hairstylist Guido Palau said was inspired by 70s vintage glam. We're sure there's more than a nod to African American culture there, too.
While it looked like Gerber had her hair dyed inky blue for the catwalk, in fact the style was a dyed clip-in fringe. Stylist Sam Mcknight revealed to Allure that it came about because 'during the make-up test, Peter [Philips, the lead make-up artist] had an array of liner marks on the back of his hand that were all sorts of greens and blues. So we decided to dye the hair pieces in similar tones.' Heavy sweeping eyeliner featured again, against an otherwise neutral palette of make-up, cementing liquid liner as a look to stay.
The inspiration at Moschino was 'what a cute boy', and make-up was used to accentuate Gerber's delicate features, complementing the air of androgyny achieved with a short wig and studded accessories. Her brows were darkened by two shades using MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, £14.50, and her lips over-lined with MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner in Groundbreaker, £14.50. She pulled it off with aplomb.
Simple glamour was spotlighted at Versace, where Gerber modelled a shiny blow-dry adorned with decorative gold slides to keep both sides of her hair behind the ears. Guido Palau applied both of Redken's Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray, £11.55,andSatinwear 04, £20.83, to wet hair before blow drying with a large round brush to add volume.
Gerber's most wearable look possibly came at Bottega Veneta, where individualism was celebrated through the models' beauty looks. Her naturally arched brows were brushed up and bushy, while earthy neutrals on the eyelids and a sheer nude on the lips accentuated her warm skin tone a treat.
Natural beauty was again present at Saint Laurent, where celebrated make-up artist Tom Pecheux aimed to further that by showcasing a 'me but better' look on the models. Tough gig on Gerber. Her hair was swept up, in an imperfect manor, making the minimal trend all the more appealing.
Gerber gave good 80s boyish vibes at the Off-White show in Paris, sporting a slick low bun with a deep side part and shellacked quiff up front. Otherworldly highlighter enhanced her already razor sharp cheekbones, reinforcing her soon-to-be supermodel status.