Fashion week season is upon us! That means I’ll be bringing you the scoop on the best nail art from the runways of New York. The Fall 2015 season was a bliss, it started slowly with the usual nudes and blacks and evolved into full on nail art action.
The big stand outs were the works of CND’s Jan Arnold and Casey Herman for China Glaze. Also cudos to Madeline Poole for staying true to herself and creating some fabulous geometric nail art for Cushnie et Ochs and to Essie’s Michelle Saunders for introducing the good old chevron manicure to the fashion folks.
Given that designers are usually hesitant to use nail art (some out of fear of drawing attention away from clothes), it’s remarkable these world-class manicurists can find a compromise between their creativity and designer’s limits. Choosing a nail colour for each show is a long process, Ali Magliveras, Essie Australia Ambassador said to me backstage last year at MBFWA “It may take weeks to settle on the colour…” That’s just the colour so imagine how long it takes to decide on nail art?
Now, let’s enjoy some of the best nail art from NYFW Fall 2015:
1. Christian Louboutin Beauté at Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2015
Nails: the square appliqués in colors that matched the collection by Madeline Poole for Christian Louboutin Beauté. Images: Christian Louboutin Beauté
2. Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015
Nails: Gina Edwards for Morgan Taylor
3. Opening Ceremony Fall 2015
Nails: Jan Arnold and CND Design Lab Team
4. Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015
Nails: Michelle Saunders for Essie
5. Kaelen Fall 2015
Nails: Gina Edwards for KISS Products
6. Desigual Fall 2015
7. Mara Hoffman Fall 2015
Nails: inspired by the sunset scene from The Star Wars nails by Alicia Morello for Zoya
8. Novis Fall 2015
Nails: Lead manicurist Casey Herman for China Glaze was inspired to create ruffles on nails for Novis
9. Degen Fall 2015
Nails: Casey Herman for China Glaze created rainbow waves nail art.
10. Badgley Mischka Fall 2015
Nails: The most bejeweled nails of the season by Deborah Lippmann, feat. Austrian crystals.
11. Libertine Fall 2015
Nails: CND Design Lab Team led by Jan Arnold created unique 3D designs with 2,500 hand-placed paillettes, 600 feet of gold chain and 110 individually sculpted abstract shark teeth nails, featuring gold studs in varying textures.
12. The Blondes Fall 2015
Nails: “I spy with my giant eye” nails by CND Design Lab Team led by Jan Arnold
What look is your favorite? Are you keen to try some? Also, would you like to see a tutorial for any of these? Happy to create a couple tuts next week for you, my friends! Just let me know!
– Maria, xx