The Prettiest Manicures at Spring 2016 Fashion Week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The electric colors on models' lids were mirrored on their digits in a nouveau French pattern.
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).
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.