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Articles > The Biggest Nail Trends at New York Fashion Week
September 12, 2019

The Biggest Nail Trends at New York Fashion Week

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Instagram via @misspopnails

These Two Nail Art Trends Were All Over NYFW
The nails BTC spotted backstage at NYFW Spring/Summer 2020 were a study in opposites—from the “simple is best” route to “the more over the top, the better.” We’re breaking down both the minimal French manis and the outta control claws that graced this season’s runways, so keep reading!

 

French Manicures

 

Futuristic French at Christian Siriano

Nails by Julie Kandelac (@julieknailsnyc) for essie

 

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Instagram via @julieknailsnyc

 

Edgy Minimal French at Rag & Bone

Nails by Jin Soon Choi (@jinsoonchoi) for JINsoon

 

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Instagram via @jinsoon

 

Micro French at KHAITE

Nails by Betina Goldstein (@betina_goldstein) for essie

 

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Instagram via @betina_goldstein

 

Dotted French at Oscar de la Renta

Nails by Miss Pop (@misspopnails) for Zoya

 

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Instagram via @misspopnails

 

Pearl-Tipped French at Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet

 

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Photo: Steph Bong

 

Paperclip French at Tibi

Nails by Jin Soon Choi (@jinsoonchoi) for JINsoon

 

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Instagram via @jinsoon

 

Maximalism is Back

Lavish, Bohemian Elegance at The Blonds

Nails by Shelena Robinson (@shelena2002)  for CND

 

Gigi Gorgeous. Photo: Jennifer Graylock

 

Ultra Cool Sets at Chromat

Nails by @ladyfancynails for CND

 

Photo: Lauren Rees

 

Over-The-Top ’80s at Jeremy Scott

Nails by Miss Pop (@misspopnails) for essie

 

Photo: Steph Bong

 

Totally Radical at Christian Cowan

 

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Photo: Lauren Rees

 

And in a perfect mash-up of the two trends…the maximalist French mani, spotted at The Blonds by @shelena2002 for CND:

 

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Photo: Jennifer Graylock