Monday, September 24, 2012

New York Fashion Week Nail Trends S/S '13 W/ essie, CND, butterLondon & Maybelline

It's time to talk nails and fashion week, specifically nails at fashion week. Nails backstage are as big a deal as makeup and hair  and even MAC became a full fledged nail color provider for this season's runways.  The looks were sometimes unique, sometimes not so. So what are the trends ? The pale, nude, barely there nail, nail art  were the big ones.  And  there were  just a few instances of bold jewel tone colors.

CND for Victoria Beckham

Keep in mind , as trends, these may or may not  be what everyone wants to wear next season. Pale nails are always at shows, but this season they landed at more than half the shows. Many designers simply didn't want nails competing with the colors of the clothes, which makes sense. So here's a breakdown of what Spring nails on the runway looked like.
CND for Diego Binetti

CND for Rodarte

The pale nail was literally everywhere , in every shade. Clear with matte  topcoats, pearl, beige, rosey beige, nude , blush, even white.

At Brood butter London created a custom tan polish that will be released next year.

essie used Fed Up at Tory Burch and DKNY, BBF Best Boyfriend at Herve Leger , Au Naturel at Helmut Lang and  Minimalistic at Costello Tagliapietra.

essie for Costello Tagliapietra

butter London for Brood
Maybelline  went nude at Rachel Zoe using Born With It , Porcelain Party and Sweet Clementine. Born With It was also used at Cushnie et Ochs .

CND wasn't just  doing  art, they too did the pale using Putty at Victoria Beckham and Pink Li at BCBG. 

essie for DKNY

essie for Helmut Lang
Nail art is still going very strong and when the nail artists got creative, they got really creative as shown at Diego Binetti where  CND's  Heather Reynosa-Davis designed oyster shell-inspired  nails including an actual pearl using assorted CND Colours in Tropic Coral, Flamingo Feather, Rouge Red and Blackjack.  

CND also created what they called Medievel looking nails at Rodarte

using Suede Frosting, Cream  Chocolate milk in custom made crisscrossing strips.
essie for Lela Rose
Maybelline for Carlos Miele
In keeping with the nail art trend , I hear Maybelline will have Color Strips coming out at years end ,  and L'Oreal has them in Europe so we may see them here soon as well.

And then there was color. Metallic gold as seen on Carlos Miele by Maybelline using Bold Gold, at Lela Rose with essie's Good as Gold  and deep green at Mathieu Mirano thanks to essie Going Incognito and Stroke of Brilliance.
CND for Behnaz Serafpour

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