Google model Sasha Belyaeva and one of the first hits is her Instagram feed, where her bio proudly reads “mint-haired sociopath.” Belyaeva is part of a growing group of catwalkers who appear to have swum out to sea and absorbed its jewel-colored depths in their strands. Front-row fixture and sometimes runway stalker Sita Abellán and rising model Mae Lapres both dipped their lengths in bright sapphire pigment, a color that designers like Antonio Marras embraced rather than covered up when casting Lapres for their shows. Of course, not all blue crops blazed permanently on the runways: At Fendi, a spectrum of blues ranging from slate to ultramarine shaded asymmetrical-cut faux fringe, creating what can only be described as a blue wave of beauty. With both models and designers singing the blues this season, highlighting a variety of azure dyes at your color station seems not only smart, but necessary.
[Images: Andreea Angelescu]