These Are the Prettiest Manicures From Fashion Month
When it comes to crafting each collection for Fashion Month twice a year, designers pay extra-special attention to detail—from the intricate accents on each ensemble, right down to the manicure that complements it. Some nail designs veer toward the subtle end of the spectrum, allowing the outfit to take full focus, while others come adorned with creative designs, bold patterns, and 3D elements that further add to the whimsy. Here, we compiled a list of the best runway manicures we've seen so far.
Bold red lacquer was topped with a clear top coat infused with thin gold glitters.
Day-glo zebra prints played nicely with the technicolor mascara.
Using Japanese street style as an inspiration point, Ryan Lo's girls wore two nail designs as bold as the prints in his collection. The first was a pastel tone with gold lining.
The second look featured the same gold detail, but with graphic Japanese characters on the interior.
The red rhinestones adorning the champagne overlays at Vivetta are great news for the crimson-tinted pieces, but bad news for trypophobes.
Talons at Gucci were filed to an almond-like shape, then lacquered in a pastel apricot hue.
CND's Jason Hartig created rows and rows of press-on nails for Libertine's show, which featured floral designs, charms, and 3D elements til Tuesday.
Jin Soon Choi painted three different manicures for the Marc Jacobs show, but the one with the designer's name spelled out with metal letters over a base of the yet-to-be-released nail color in Moody was by far our favorite.
To contrast the neon eye, Jin Soon Choi used an upcoming nude lacquer to create a half-dipped effect.
Armed with a rainbow of Dermelect hues, Geraldine Holford painted on varied negative space designs over each model's bare nails.
File this under the most delicate manicure ever. Tiny dried flowers were sealed onto the bare nail with a clear top coat.
Talk about a statement nail. The pointer finger on each girl got lacquered up in a primary hue, while the rest of the digits remained naked.
CND artist Marian Newman played off of Westwood's "Ecotricity" inspiration point and created finger puppet-esque designs using recycled fabric from the collection, complemented by red glitter and foil strips, and a sole stripe of laquer on the pinky.
Nail art went off-road at Julien MacDonald, where a ballet pink nude was paired with a silver accent just outside the cuticle.
Alice + Olivia
House of Holland
Never one to opt for a minimalist effect, Henry Holland's girls complemented their bold makeup with bejeweled talons in a silver and blue checkered pattern.
Rita Remark played with rich tones like Essie's Carry On, Leggy Legend, and Splash of Grenadine ($9 each; essie.com) to create a waved pattern that mirroed the gold and clay hues in Siriano's collection.
Slightly reminiscent of some horror film special effects, lead manicurist Jessica Tong applied a layer of Smith & Cult's Dark Like Me ($18; net-a-porter.com) followed by a coat of Lovers Creep ($18; net-a-porter.com). Armed with an orange wood stick, she began scraping the nail polish off using upward strokes.
The CND team put in over 300 hours of work on the faux nails for The Blonds' FW 17 show, including the holographic blue set, adorned with heavy metal details.
Everyone gets a gold star! Lead manicurist Miss Pop used her CND arsenal to paint on an electric orange nail, which was topped with the gigantic gilded shape.
With diagonal swipes of Essie's Master Plan and Smokin' Hot ($9 each; essie.com), Julie Kandalec created a chevron-French mani hybrid.