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See Tons of Global Fashion Week Manicures Up Close

Oct 4 2011 - 4:20pm

No matter where you are in the world, Fashion Week means amazing new nail art. We got the scoop on the shades and techniques used to make the hottest manicures from Paris, Milan, London, and New York, and now we're handing them off to you. Enjoy!

Photo: Becky Maynes [1]

Gareth Pugh

Minx created these long, striped manicures to complement Gareth Pugh [2]'s medieval-meets-futuristic aesthetic.

Photo: Becky Maynes [3]

Vivienne Westwood

Minx went brilliantly mad with Vivienne Westwood [4], kitting out models in tons of different custom wraps; even using Minx off of the nails.

Photo: Becky Maynes [5]

Vivienne Westwood

Another example of Minx at Vivienne Westwood [6].

Photo: Becky Maynes [7]

Vivienne Westwood

This Minx look features lots of cool tones to coordinate with the model's colorful eye makeup.

Photo: Becky Maynes [8]

Vivienne Westwood

And here's another colorful Minx look.

Photo: Becky Maynes [9]

Vivienne Westwood

A model gets decked out in all-blue beauty at Vivienne Westwood [10].

Jean Paul Gaultier

Remember nail piercings? Jean Paul Gaultier [11] clearly does, and he's bringing them back.

Charlie Le Mindu

Minx did an amazing series of custom designs for the Charlie Le Mindu show, which used Kiss nails covered in the Minx wraps as the actual fashion instead of just accents.

Photo: Becky Maynes [12]

Charlie Le Mindu

Check out this ensemble, made entirely from Kiss nails!

Photo: Becky Maynes [13]

Charlie Le Mindu

Even more impressive Kiss nails at Charlie Le Mindu.

Photo: Becky Maynes [14]

Dior

The gorgeous red nails from Dior complemented the signature red lipstick.

Fatima Lopes

Another set of coordinated nails and lips, this time in a fetching creamsicle shade, at Fatima Lopes.

Viktor & Rolf

Similar, but more intense orange, at Viktor & Rolf [15].

Lanvin

Lanvin [16] went super short and all natural.

Hermès

As did Hermès.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent [17] had a variation on the natural trend with this soft ballet slipper pink.

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci [18] showed off a more translucent version.

Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato [19] found the sweet spot between the bare nail and orange nail trends with these prettily pearlescent coral-rose nails.

Fred Butler

Nail artist Marian [20] Newman created these sea life-inspired nails in collaboration with Minx co-founder Janice Jordan, using MinxLusion coating to add little fins and gills to the custom Minx patterns.

Photo: Becky Maynes [21]

David Koma

At the David Koma [22] show, Minx co-founders Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan, along with nail artist Marian [23] Newman, all got together to create these stunning custom Minxes, which were done on fake nails. The results? Detailed patterns on a clear base that ebbed into blocks of color.

Photo: Becky Maynes [24]

David Koma

At the David Koma [25] show, Minx co-founders Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan, along with nail artist Marian [26] Newman, all got together to create these stunning custom Minxes, which were done on fake nails. The results? Detailed patterns on a clear base that ebbed into blocks of color.

Photo: Becky Maynes [27]

David Koma

At the David Koma [28] show, Minx co-founders Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan, along with nail artist Marian [29] Newman, all got together to create these stunning custom Minxes, which were done on fake nails. The results? Detailed patterns on a clear base that ebbed into blocks of color.

Photo: Becky Maynes [30]

Odilon

Nail artist Lisa Logan had these Minx nails custom-created for the show. “The Odilon team wanted a clean, fresh look to accompany the ensembles, so we played around with combinations and finally selected a white nail with nude moon,” Logan said.

Photo: Ryan Koopmans

Labyrinth by Camilla

At this Sydney show, Minx rolled lots of different nail styles: seven models wore Pink Chrome Minx, seven wore Aqua Chrome, and seven had custom Minx layered over a metallic gold base.

Photo: Labyrinth by Camilla

Gucci

Nearly naked nails at Gucci [31] where shined and buffed but didn't get much in the way of polish.

Roxy

Minx created these custom patterned appliques inspired by the colors and prints from Roxy's Spring 2012 collection.

Photo: Julie Cox

Saloni

Pretty sea foam nails at Saloni [32] lent a bright pop of color.

Philipp Plein

It was a dark and moody Spring look at Philipp Plein [33].

Burberry

Nails at Burberry [34] were plain Jane — no fake tips required.

Stephen Burrows

Models applied their own hot red polish at Stephen Burrows.

Missoni

Nail artist Marian [35] Newman layered several different custom-designed Minx patterns over one another to create a unique manicure for each model that complemented her clothing.

Photo: Becky Maynes [36]

Missoni

Nail artist Marian [37] Newman layered several different custom-designed Minx patterns over one another to create a unique manicure for each model that complemented her clothing.

Photo: Becky Maynes [38]

Naeem Khan

To create these nails, CND nail artists used the brand's Asphalt polish finished with Super Shiney Top Coat.Photo: Jennifer Graylock [39]

Joanna Mastroianni

For these nails, CND artists created "Luminous Lucite" tips with gilded net lace patterns on the nail bed area using Desert Suede, Brilliant White, Ivory Coast, and Gold Shimmer.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [40]

Rebecca Minkoff

Nail artists from New York's Haven Spa used Essie [41] polish to create this look. They began with two layers of Below the Belt, a creamy white, and then used a thin brush to add stripes of Pink Parka.

Jad Ghandour

Dashing Diva debuted its new DesignFX stick-on nail design in Feline Menagerie and its Flatiron District polish.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

The Blonds

The 20 sets of nail tips for this show (which was an homage to 1960s Playboy glamour) took CND nail artists over 100 hours of manual labor to create, and included a "Stockings Series" made to look like fishnets, lace tights, and seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany as a topper for tons of sparkle.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [42]

The Blonds

The 20 sets of nail tips for this show (which was an homage to 1960s Playboy glamour) took CND nail artists over 100 hours of manual labor to create, and included a "Stockings Series" made to look like fishnets, lace tights, and seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany as a topper for tons of sparkle.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [43]

The Blonds

The 20 sets of nail tips for this show (which was an homage to 1960s Playboy glamour) took CND nail artists over 100 hours of manual labor to create, and included a "Stockings Series" made to look like fishnets, lace tights, and seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany as a topper for tons of sparkle.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [44]

The Blonds

The 20 sets of nail tips for this show (which was an homage to 1960s Playboy glamour) took CND nail artists over 100 hours of manual labor to create, and included a "Stockings Series" made to look like fishnets, lace tights, and seams. Vintage cosmic-shaped glass was imported from Germany as a topper for tons of sparkle.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [45]

Nicole Miller

These pretty half and half nails were made with CND's Raspberry Parfait and a custom-mixed blue using Anchor Blue, Dark Ruby, Eclectic Purple, and a blue pigment. Nails were finished with one layer of Ice Blue Shimmer.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [46]

Nahm

CND created these sparkling beauties using its Dark Ruby Colour finished with Copper Pearl Effect.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [47]

Karen Walker

CND custom blended this shade, called "Murky Mustard," using its Bicycle Yellow color with seven drops of Blackjack mixed in.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [48]

Wayne

This "Black Swan" graffiti manicure was made with a base of CND Brilliant White with feathered strokes of Blackjack on the tip of each nail.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [49]

Costello Tagliapietra

At this show, models wore a blend of Deborah Lippmann [50] Nail Color in Waking Up in Vegas and Fashion.

Source: Duffy-Marie Arnoult for Beauty.com

Alexandre Herchcovitch

The soft, glittery manicures at this show had CND Air Dry Top Coat on the entire nail with fine white sparkle sprinkled on top. An additional sweep of Air Dry down the middle was applied for even more glitter.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [51]

Jen Kao

For these moody ombré manicures, CND used a mix of BlackJack and Inkwell for the base and then layered over Green Scene, Rouge Red, Midnight Sapphire, or Anchor Blue.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [52]

Jen Kao

For these moody ombré manicures, CND used a mix of BlackJack and Inkwell for the base and then layered over Green Scene, Rouge Red, Midnight Sapphire, or Anchor Blue.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [53]

Altuzarra

The simple, pretty nails at this show were created with one coat of CND Putty layered with its Super Matte Top Coat.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [54]

Joy Cioci

CND created this "Lucite Lace" manicure using clear tips hand-detailed with white lace lattices.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [55]

Farah Angsana

For this show, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva's The Met (white), The Big Apple (red), and I Lilac Nothin' (purple) with a top coat of I Need a Cocktail for glitter and shine.

Source: Ann Lawlor

Farah Angsana

For this show, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva's The Met (white), The Big Apple (red), and I Lilac Nothin' (purple) with a top coat of I Need a Cocktail for glitter and shine.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Rodarte

Models got their starry night nails with Deborah Lippmann [56] nail color in Lady Sings the Blues.

Lela Rose

The soft, shimmering shade here was Deborah Lippmann [57] Nail Color in Believe.

Photo: Duffy-Marie Arnoult for Beauty.com

Kevork Kiledjian

These pretty peachy nails were made with a base of CND's Desert Suede, followed by one coat of Jade Shimmer and one coat of Washed Down White.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [58]

Milly

CND custom-blended this neon orange using its shades Brilliant White, Bicycle Yellow, and Electric Orange.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [59]

Norman Ambrose

CND created six different duo-toned nail styles for this show: Flashpoint iced with 24K Sparkle Effect for a gilded French tip; Flashpoint topped with Poppyfield, acid-washed with a quick sweep of acetone for texture; Gold Chrome topped with Copper Chrome, finished with acetone wash; Gold Chrome edged with Blackjack and gold leaf; and Desert Suede topped with Ice Blue Shimmer, edged with Silver Chrome.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [60]

Norman Ambrose

CND created six different duo-toned nail styles for this show: Flashpoint iced with 24K Sparkle Effect for a gilded French tip; Flashpoint topped with Poppyfield, acid-washed with a quick sweep of acetone for texture; Gold Chrome topped with Copper Chrome, finished with acetone wash; Gold Chrome edged with Blackjack and gold leaf; and Desert Suede topped with Ice Blue Shimmer, edged with Silver Chrome.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [61]

Faster by Mark Fast

Pattie Yankee worked with designer Mark Fast [62] to create three custom polishes using Dashing Diva's Pier 39, I Lilac Nothing, Too Much Melon Drama, and NYC Fleet Week polishes.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Faster by Mark Fast

Pattie Yankee worked with designer Mark Fast [63] to create three custom polishes using Dashing Diva's Pier 39, I Lilac Nothing, Too Much Melon Drama, and NYC Fleet Week polishes.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Faster by Mark Fast

Pattie Yankee worked with designer Mark Fast [64] to create three custom polishes using Dashing Diva's Pier 39, I Lilac Nothing, Too Much Melon Drama, and NYC Fleet Week polishes.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Erickson Beamon

Here, Butter London [65] premiered two shades that will be out in 2012: Slapper and Disco Biscuit.

Photo: Duffy-Marie Arnoult for Beauty.com

3.1 Phillip Lim

For this show's transparent manicures, CND custom-blended nail stains using drops of its Raspberry Parfait and Guava shades mixed with Speedy Top Coat.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [66]

3.1 Phillip Lim

The custom blend as seen on another model in the show.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [67]

Mara Hoffman

Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva's Chelsea in the Buff polish on most of the models, but for the girl on the left she used The Red Carpet polish.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Wes Gordon

Two coats of CND Poppyfield Colour and AirDry top coat are all it takes to get this show-stopping look.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [68]

Proenza Schouler

This Perfect Formula Perfect Color in Pollen will be available in February.

Photo by Greg Kessler

Monique Lhuillier

CND created barely-there nails using Cream Washed topped with Super Shiney Top Coat.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [69]

Tory Burch

Here, models wore Essie [70] polish in Mademoiselle.

St. John

Dashing Diva's Season Tickets polish made for a clean, subtle look at St. John.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

L.A.M.B

Here models wore Essie [71] polish in Bobbing for Baubles.

Katie Ermilio

CND created these French pink nails with subtle, double moons using Creamy Cameo layered with Ice Blue Shimmer. The first moon was created with Brilliant White, and the entire nail was covered with Washed Down White. Then a second, smaller moon was added using Brilliant White.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [72]

Supima

Pattie worked with the designers to create a classic, simple look using Dashing Diva's Chelsea in the Buff polish as the first coat and topped it off with a mattifying polish.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Cushnie et Ochs

Dashing Diva nail impresario Pattie Yankee used a base of her Mr. Right polish mixed with mineral makeup to match each model's skin tone.

Photo: 

Ann Lawlor

Cushnie et Ochs

Dashing Diva nail impresario Pattie Yankee used a base of her Mr. Right polish mixed with mineral makeup to match each model's skin tone.

Photo: Ann Lawlor

Erin Fetherston

This manicure was a custom mix of Butter London [73] polish in Pink Ribbon and Tea with the Queen.

Photo: Duffy-Marie Arnoult for Beauty.com

Diego Binetti

For the stunning digits at this show, fake nails got dye stained in CND's Raspberry Parfait against a clean Frosting Cream white background, then nail artists tipped them in gold and silver metal.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock [74]


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