Get Nailed: 6 Fashion Week Nail Looks from CND
The artists at CND have fashion at their fingertips—literally. Requested by 20 designers for shows during New York Fashion Week, CND artists were tasked with the challenge of creating nail looks that both complemented the designs and looked just as fashion-forward as the clothes themselves. Take a look at just a few highlights from Fashion Week and see how you can translate runway to reality:
At the Rachel Antonoff show, CND’s Candice Manacchio created this nail look with a celestial depth we can’t get enough of. To create the look, Candice applied two coats of CND Colour in Midnight Sapphire, followed by a sponge overlay of Eclectic Purple and Studio White and a coat of CND Effects in Sapphire Sparkle. Whether you think it looks like the inner workings of a galaxy or a lake after nightfall, it’s a look that won’t go unnoticed!
At Joy Cioci, Candice Manacchio explored the world of the French manicure—with a twist, of course. In this case, an exaggerated length is emphasized by perfectly rounded, fishnet-tipped black color. To create the look, Candice appliced CND Colour in Putty for the nail bed and Blackjack for the tips. The wild look complemented the bold prints, cobalt blues, leather textures and chiffon fabrics found in the collection.
Nail art has surged in popularity over the past year, so it’s no wonder CND brought the look to the runway. In this case, Candice Manacchio created a bold design in contrasting red and cornflower blue to mimic the funky prints in the Rachel Antonoff show. To create the look, apply two coats of CND Colour in Flashpoint and hand detail the fern design with CND Colours in Brilliant White and Anchor Blue.
Christian Cota’s collection was inspired by the bold prints and patterns of Mexico, and Candice Manacchio created the perfect nail to match. This terra cotta-colored ombre nail was created with CND Colour in Chocolate Milk and Putty. To create the look, use a makeup sponge and apply Chocolate Milk from the cuticle to halfway down the nail, then apply Putty from mid-nail to the tips. Use CND Super Matte Top Coat to combine the two colors while still wet to finish the look.
Punch of Parchment
For the Giles show, Marian Newman for CND took the nude trend to a new level by evoking imagery of burned parchment paper in her nail look. While that sounds complicated, the look is achieved through a blend of two colors: 3 parts CND Desert Suede to one part Sophia. The result is a “licked by flame” effect, Marian says, a look we think takes nude to new territory.
Mad for Midnight
There’s nothing like going dark. While this nail may look “black,” it’s actually a rich blend of purple, navy and black colors to create a deep look with gem-like subtleties. Shelena Robinson created this Great Expectations meets Girl With the Dragon Tattoo look for Wes Gordon by blending equal parts CND Colours in Eclectic Purple, Inkwell and Blackjack.
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