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Mani Monday: Nail Trends Seen At NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff & More

Mon, September 14, 2015 7:44pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
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There is obviously a focus on the clothes at NYFW, but sometimes the nail designs at fashion shows can be just as intricate. Check out 4 early favorites below!

Paint spatters, ombre sunsets, feminine florals, oh my! Some of the best nail artists in the country are showing off their best work at NYFW — see some of the coolest designs of the week right here.

For Erin Fetherston, MISS POP used KISS Products, and hand painted white flower petals on a pale pink base. She used pearls from the Kiss Salon Secret Luxe Accents Kit for extra texture and a 3-D effect. Miss Pop told me backstage that “no two nails are the same.” The look is easy to create at home even if you aren’t an artist because “you’re never looked at a flower and said it’s ugly.”

The nails at Jason Wu were nude and classic. Deborah Lippmann told me backstage that the nails were originally a red, but was changed because of the strong red lip (makeup by Maybelline). Deborah’s “Naked” is a “gorgeous nude beige that is universally flattering.” With a nude nail, Deborah emphasized cuticle care. “If you polish nails without doing the cuticles, that’s all you’re going to see. You eye goes to what’s wrong.” Get The Cure, a cuticle repair cream.

Nails At NYFW — Nail Trends At New York Fashion Week

butter LONDON’s Katie Jane Hughes created a look for Nicole Miller “inspired by street art and the gritty street feeling of the city.” Katie created the “sweet splat” look by painting two coats of Cotton Buds, then dipping a straw into Union Jack Black and blowing into the straw to splatter the polish on the nail. A magenta (Easy Peasy, coming in 2016) was also splattered on the nail.

Rebecca Minkoff enlisted social media to help pick her Spring 2016 nail look. Lucite Sunset was the winning look, which was applied by Michelle Saunders using Essie Polish with a makeup sponge. Simply paint lines of Tarte Deco, Marshmallow, Beach Bum Blu and Midnight Cami in horizontal lines on the sponge, overlapping slightly. Press the sponge onto the nail. Clean up with a brush soaked in remover. Apply one thin coat of Spaghetti Strap to soften the colors. Set with the essie Gel Setter top coat.

Do you like following nail trends at NYFW?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas