13 Manicure Ideas From Fashion Week
- Next1 of 14Courtesy of JINsoon for Tibi
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Nailing It1 of 14
By Paige Brettingen
Over the past several seasons, Fashion Week has become almost as much about the manis as it is about the clothes. From surf-inspired half moons to hologram streaks, the nails on the New York runways got plenty of attention. Check out the 13 prettiest polishes and easy-to-do techniques that you can start copying now.
Over the Moon2 of 14
Hologram Effect3 of 14
For the ICB x Prabal Gurung collection, influenced by holographic textures and fluorescent light artists, manicurist Katie Jane Hughes created "rave-inspired" nails. To get a similar look, apply Butter London's Knackered nail lacquer and add nail glitter to tips.
Gray Area4 of 14
White Out5 of 14
Nothing fit the Band of Outsiders' sporty, bohemian looks better than plain ole white. Manicurist Katie Jane Hughes applied two coats of Butter London's Cotton Buds lacquer to get the look.
Floating Along6 of 14
To complement the ultramodern three-dimensional fabrics featured in the Milly show, Hughes set out to design floating half moons on nails. She applied Butter London Nail Foundation as nude base, while Cotton Buds was used for the moons.
Modern French7 of 14
The nails pros from OPI reinterpreted the French mani at the Holmes & Yang show. The tips of nails were painted at an angle using OPI's I Saw… U Saw… We Saw… Warsaw (and no, we don't have a clue what the polish name means either).
Surf's Up8 of 14
For a surf-inspired version of the half-moon mani (as seen here at Peter Som), Zoya manicurists matched polishes to fabric swatches from the collection. Since the polishes aren't available as of yet, try the base in Zoya Indigo and the moons in Zoya Giovanna.
Pretty in Pink9 of 14
Sometimes, a simple shade of pink is all it takes. For Houghton, models wore OPI's I Theodora You lacquer on both the fingers and toes, which paired nicely with their soft, flowing dresses.
Signs & Symbols10 of 14
For the Tibi show (which was inspired by hoboes of the 1920s), manicurist Jin Soon Choi played off of the "traveler symbols" American nomads would leave for one another. After applying two coats of white polish, she used a thin nail art brush and her Obsidian polish to create the delicate lines.
A Simple Plan11 of 14
"Fresh, polished and understated" was the look Choi was going for to complement Derek Lam's bold plaids. To get the look at home, apply one coat of JINsoon Nostalgia followed by one coat of Tulle. Finish it off with the manicurist's Top Gloss.
Down & Dirty12 of 14
To offset the preppy looks in Tess Giverson's collection, Jin Soon Choi wanted the nails to look "perfectly imperfect." She applied one coat of JINsoon Obsidian and then used a makeup sponge to wipe off the polish, leaving color just around the cuticle and a few streaks on the nails.
Blending In13 of 14
Manicurist Katie Jane Hughes opted for an ombre look at Nicole Miller's Versailles-inspired show. Hughes applied a layer of Butter London's The 444 nail lacquer followed by The Black Knight at the tip of the nail.
California Lovin'14 of 14