The Prettiest Manicures at Spring 2016 Fashion Week

Nicole Miller
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01 of 09

Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston
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On top of a pale pink base color, lead manicurist Miss Pop painted on a delicate floral pattern, then added a 3D element by placing a small cluster of pearls using KISS nails Luxe Accents at the very center of each bloom.

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Public School

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Playing off of the travel-inspired element of Public School's collection, lead manicurist Deborah Lippmann used her Amazing Grace lacquer over a base coat of the Genie in a Bottle nail illuminator ($18 each; deborahlippmann.com) to impart an airy, cloud-like appearance. "I created negative space by offering whispers of white to fashion a feathering design that replicated the movement felt and seen throughout the clothing," she says.

03 of 09

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff
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Armed with a makeup sponge, Michelle Saunders dabbed on Essie's Tarte Deco, Marshmallow, Beach Bum Blu, and Midnight Cami ($8 each; essie.com) in thin, horizontal lines to create an ombre fade, then finished with a coat of Spaghetti Strap ($8; essie.com) to soften the gradient.

04 of 09

Tibi

Tibi
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Jin Soon combined the negative space, French, and open-V nail art trends into one graphic design for the Tibi show. She started by using a striping brush to draw two parallel lines in the center of the nail, then painted a diagonal strike from the edge of each line toward the center of the nail. She finished by filling in the space with a bold green from her Spring 2016 nail color collection.

05 of 09

Sally LaPointe

Sally LaPointe
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Lead manicurist Rita Remark applied Essie's Sand Tropez ($8; essie.com) on the pointer and middle fingers, then finished by painting a shimmery gold onto the ring and pinky.

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Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon
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To play off of the idea of a "90s good girl gone bad," lead manicurist Rita Remark went for an oxblood-toned ombre pattern that used contrasting matte and shiny textures. She began with two coats of Essie's In the Lobby ($8; essie.com), then layered on a matte top coat. Once dry, Remark picked up the Devil's Advocate shade ($8; essie.com) and used the brush to create upward strikes starting from the cuticle.

07 of 09

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier
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The electric colors on models' lids were mirrored on their digits in a nouveau French pattern.

08 of 09

Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji
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Manicurist Katie Jane Hughes mirrored the soft prints in Shoji's spring lineup with a haphazard nail design, which incorporated Butter London's Cotton Buds, Muggins, and Molly Coddled shades ($15 each; butterlondon.com) swept at different angles onto individual nails using the Butter London Ombre Brush ($30 for the kit; butterlondon.com).

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Nicole Miller

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As an appropriate nod to Miller's street art-inspired collection, lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes created a paint splatter effect on each digit with just a handful three lacquers and a bobby pin. After a base layer of Butter London's Cotton Buds ($15; butterlondon.com), she dipped the looped end of her bobby pin into the Union Jack Black shade ($15; butterlondon.com) and blew through the center to impart the splatter appearance, then repeated the technique with the yet-to-be-released Easy Peasy color.

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