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20 Fantastic French Manicure Ideas From NYFW

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Reverse French nails at Deborah Lippmann at Badgley Mischka
Golden Moon and French combo nails at Tadashi Shoji
Classic half moon nails by Zoya for Noon by Noor
Dotted tips French nails by Essie for Alice & Olivia
Matte French nails by Essie for Wes Gordon
Classic French nails by Essie at Rebecca Minkoff
Geo pattern moons by Zoya at Peter Som
Femme fatale half moon manicure at Charlotte Ronson
Gold and ginger French nails by MAC Cosmetics for Ohne Titel
Gold tips at Suno
Green and Black half moon nails by Zoya at Zang Toi
Moody moons by OPI for Azede Jean Pierre
Nude and red moon nails by Zoya at Alexandre Herchcovitch
Red and pink Ruffian manciure by Deborah Lippmann at Honor
Spikey half moon nails by Zoya for Zimmermann
Tiny moons at Assembly
Black matte thumb nails with tiny moons at Assembly
Textured Ruffian nails by Zoya for Rolando Santana
Black and silver French manicure at Tess Giberson
Spikey negative space moon manicure at Emerson

New York has gone French crazy, I have never seen so many variations of French manicures during a single fashion week. The colours were mainly subdued neutral or dark moody. While such palette may be considered as a bit conservative, there was nothing conservative about the patterns! Take for example, spikey negative space moons (ie. reverse French manicure) that Zoya manicurists created for Zimmermann, dotted French tips in gold and black at Alice & Olivia, Ruffian nails textured details at Rolando Santana or often a combination manicures that encompassed two or three techniques in one look, like the stunning ginger matte nails with gold foil details as seen at Ohne Titel. Just scroll through the gallery to see all the amazing designs!

As for the ongoing discussion about the death of nail art, nail art is not going anywhere. The recent New York Fashion Week was another example of this. Even though nail art is currently leaning towards more classical styles, there were more different textures and new techniques than ever before. Rather than eye-catching patterns, new season nails are all about making a subtle statement by adding interesting details like foiled golden tips or combining matte and gloss in one look.

So come on spill, are you a fan the French manicure? Which NYFW look is your favorite? Which one are you keen to try?

PS. Want to learn how to do the featured look? Just follow this easy French manicure how to.

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