As fashion month continues to power on, we can’t help but obsess over the epic looks that hit the runway. But the magic of the catwalk extends beyond the clothes. This season, over-the-top beauty looks and ’90s hairstyles were coupled with wow-worthy (yet totally wearable) nail art ranging from back-to-basic nails to digits with a textured touch. Check below to see our top seven nail art trends we guarantee you’ll be strutting come Fall 2018.
1. Bare Minimum: Instead of going all out, most nail artists opted for a less-is-more approach. Classic manis rocked the runways of Alice + Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Matilde Buoso, and Prabal Gurung with hues of pale pinks, rocker blacks, ’80s reds, and concrete grays.
2. Iridescent Finish: Nothing is quite as dramatic quite as a mirrored accent. Reflective shades of greens, purples, and deep blues were the order of the day for designers like Jill Stuart, Naeem Khan, and Marc Jacobs.
3. Custom Hues: When one nail polish just won’t do, opt to combine two (or three) polishes to create a whole new look. Well, that’s exactly what happened at this season’s NYFW. Nail artists at shows like Jill Stuart and Sandy Liang layered two polishes on top of one another to make the nails really pop.
4. Classic Reds: A red mani is perfect for every and all occasion — especially for fashion week. Dark burgundy to Tonya Harding-inspired reds made appearances at Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, and Adam Selman. While some involved meshed textures or contrasting hues, most models had a classic mani to complement the designs.
5. Glitter: Creatures of Comfort and Cushnie et Ochs’ sparkly deets pushed the boundaries of glamorous glitter. From ombre hues to French manis, nothing was off limits.
6. Mix and Match: One design wasn’t enough for nails this season. Instead, digits were decked with multiple looks on each individual nail, whether it was Han Wen’s lighting bolt or Gypsy Sport’s monochromatic lines.
7. Textured: While the bare minimum did have its moment, OTT textured nails took the spotlight. Designers like Libertine, Tadashi Shoji, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh embellished nails with ombre fringes, mesh materials, and multi-colored confetti polishes for a playful effect.
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