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Runway Nail Art: Louis Vuitton Spring 2012
Picture via She Finds

Runway Nail Art: Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

Picture via She Finds

Rachel Roy Fall 2012
Photo: Nail Gurl

Rachel Roy Fall 2012

Photo: Nail Gurl

Fall 2013 Runway Lacquer Trends: London, Paris and Milan!

Sadly fashion month is over, but there is so much inspiration to be gathered from the runways! Trends for Fall 2013 range from classic fabrics to exaggerated silhouettes to lots of bling. Once again, the nails were on point this season and complemented the fall fashions beautifully. We’ve already covered New York Fashion Week so here are our favorite manicures from London, Milan and Paris!

London Fashion Week

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Major trends at LFW include jewel tones, romantic fabrics like lace and chiffon as well as Medieval silhouettes.  Nails tended to be in darker shades like ruby, eggplant, oxblood and black. Get your luxury crimson shades ready! Nail art wasn’t as prominent this season, but a few popular styles like matte, glitter and half-moons popped up.

Burberry Prorsum

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L’Wren Scott

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Sass and Bide

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Milan Fashion Week

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At MFW, dramatic outerwear, classic fabrics like plaid and tweed and bright colors graced the runway. The manicures stayed classic and were pretty much free from any nail art. Popular shades included nude, crimson (again), oxblood and black.

Dolce & Gabbana

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Dsquared2 

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Fendi

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Paris Fashion Week

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Pretty pastels, super short hemlines and oversized silhouettes ended Fashion Month on a high note. The nails at PFW were artistic, detailed and fun. Nail artists experimented with bright colors, long talons, and matching lipstick & lacquer. Classic styles like the French manicure and the popular gradient were given a dramatic flair.

Chanel

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Gareth Pugh

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Valentino

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New York Fashion Week: Fall 2013 Nails

Every fashion week, more and more attention is paid to nail art. Designers are hiring talented manicurists who can create exquisite art that works perfectly with their designs. For the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 season, the caliber of nail art was at an all time high. Here are a few of the trends we spotted on the runways! 

Matte lacquer is one of the biggest trends in nail art today and there was a ton of it during fashion week.

Badgley Mischka’s luxurious collection, featuring several gowns that would look great at the Oscars, was complemented with Deborah Lippmann’s Red Silk Boxers, a metallic shade that dries matte.

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A simple black matte manicure works well with Misha Nonoo’s Russian countryside-inspired designs.

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At Karen Walker, an edgy black matte manicure was created to accent a collection inspired by punk rock.

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Rebecca Taylor’s androgynous show was completed with navy matte nails.

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The half-moon manicure is a nail art staple, but this season many shows featured a funky twist on the classic style.

Bold makeup and an exaggerated blue grey half moon manicure added whimsy to the mystical Threeasfour collection.

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Gold rings worked well with the diamond half-moons at Titania Inglis.

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Sally Hansen created three custom shades for Prabal Gurung and used them to create an olive and gold pointed manicure.

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Sally Hansen also created a custom shade of blue for Tracy Reese’s show and paired it with a gold lacquer.

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Several designers chose to go over the top and send some funky nail art down the runway.

The Blonds are notorious for their wild designs and bold nail art. Their Fall 2013 collection featured nails with images of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

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For their show, Ruffian strayed from their signature half-moons and chose a shiny black manicure topped with lace.

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DKNY went wild and created long, blinged-out talon nails featuring floral prints and gold studs.

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Libertine also experimented with jewels and created a gold manicure with colorful gems, which were each applied individually by hand.

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Images via BellaSugar, Fashionista, MTV Style, Style.com & Stylesight

Luxury Lacquer Stands Out in Spring Haute Couture Collections

It’s official: lacquer has become fashion’s hottest accessory! During the elite Spring 2013 Haute Couture week, manicures took center stage along side the amazing fashion. Some designers chose simple lacquer to enhance their designs, while others went in a bolder direction.

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The luxurious Armani Privé collection, filled with bright colors and geometric patterns, was accented by dark plum nails.

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Chanel’s dramatic collection featured plenty of feathers, lace and jewels. Models wore Emprise, from the Precieux Printemps du Chanel collection on their fingers and a navy lacquer on their toes.

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Any look from the Dior collection is perfectly crafted for a spring garden party. In terms of beauty, jewel-encrusted lips stood out while pale lacquer complemented the pastel color palette.

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s wild collection, inspired in part by Gypsies, featured bold red and silver glitter nails, with some models’ feet painted orange and silver.

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White lacquer perfectly complemented the beautiful organza and whimsical embroidery in the romantic Valentino collection.

  

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Less Is More For Lacquer At Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago, bringing Fashion Month to a close. As the fashion capital of the world, Paris is known for some of the most exciting runway shows of the season. Though we expected to see some unconventional nail art this week, most designers chose minimal manicures.

At Chanel, models wore classic French manicures that complemented the young, fresh collection beautifully. Manicurists used Chanel Le Vernis Ballerina and Eastern Light, which is part of the upcoming Hong Kong collection.

Louis Vuitton also chose French manicures to accent the graphic mod-inspired collection.

The feminine clothes at Valentino were paired with nude lacquer for a more delicate style.

Some designers chose more vibrant polishes this season. Jean Paul Gaultier’s 80s-inspired collection was accented with bright red lips and matching nails.

At Giles, MAC makeup artists matched matte fuchsia lips with hot pink nails, as the designer wanted the beauty looks to resemble makeup done at home.  

The safari-inspired looks at Kenzo were complemented with forest green, orange and brown nails.

Now that fashion month is over, we can look forward to fall lacquer collections!

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Nail Trends from NYFW

New York Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago and ofcourse nail art was front and center on the runway. Trends for Spring 2013 range from classic nude nails to unusual 3D manicures. Here are some of our favorite looks!

The biggest trend at NYFW was simple, dainty manicures. Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and Angel Sanchez all accessorized their collections with minimal nail art.

 

Several designers chose lacquer styles greatly influenced by their collections. Prabal Gurung had dripping crimson nails to match his dark, mysterious clothes. The nails at Kate Spade were printed with cheery white and pink gingham to coincide with the garden-themed looks. Assembly NY added some whimsy to bare nails with white doodles, evocative of high schoolers drawing on their nails with White-Out.

Some of the wilder nail art was 3D. “Psycho Beach Party” inspired the Blonds collection so the nails were ocean themed, including a red coral design. Joy Cioci had angelic white and silver caviar manicures. The craziest nail art at New York Fashion Week has to be from Binetti. These oyster shell nails may seem impractical, but they are perfect for this breezy collection!

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Images via Beauty High, Bella Sugar, Fashionista, Lovelyish, NYDN & StyleBistro

Fashion’s Hottest Nail Trends

Each Fashion Week, the latest trends are showcased in elaborate runway shows around the world. Before the nail art movement, the usual nail color choice was either bare nails (horror!) or a pale pink or nude shade. Now that nail art is such a huge trend and a growing business, more designers are taking the time to coordinate the models’ nails with their designs. Here are some of our favorite nail trends straight from the runway!

French Manicure

Popular in the 1920s and 1930s, the French manicure was designed to closely resemble natural nails. A French manicure can complement any outfit. This simple trend can be worn natural for an understated look or with bold colors for a more daring style.

Lacquerous Tip: Break away from the traditional French manicure by using bright lacquers or mixing & matching each nail with different colors.

Half Moon Manicures

Half moon manicures were popular in the 1930s and 1940s because of their ease. Ladies wanted to cut down their time spent painting their nails so they opted to just paint half of them. For a truly vintage look, leave the lower half of your nails bare.

Lacquerous Tip: Looking to recreate this look on your own nails? Use reinforcement labels to achieve the perfect half-moon.

Metallic Nails

We love anything shiny! Metallic nails are a great way to add some flair to your nails without taking too much away from your outfit. Whether you choose gold, silver or a colored metallic polish, your manicure is sure to stand out.

Lacquerous Tip: Try a gorgeous metallic polish like Chanel Gold Fingers or Dior Silver Lake to make your nails shine.