The classic look for Spring is a nude nail and that was a common theme again at the NYFW Spring Summer 2014 shows. It wasn’t all creams and nude shades, though. Mix in a little nail art and even jewelry, and come take a peek at some of the hottest looks for Spring!
One of the shows I look most forward to covering is the Tracy Reese show, as you know you’re going to see color on the nails! For the sixteenth season, Tracy Reese collaborated with Sally Hansen to create three exclusive nail colors to complement her Afro-Cuban-inspired collection. In addition, custom nail art was designed to mimic a window pane pattern, which was seen in the collection. The new Complete Salon Manicure colors are Carnivale (Coral), Mojito (Green) and Batbano Blue (Blue).
At Zero+Maria Cornejo, Deborah Lippman for Beauty.com designed a gorgeous imperfect French Manicure using “Fashion” with “Psuedo Silk Kimono” from the Silk Collection (launching in November). The idea for the look at this show is of someone who had been digging in the dirt and had a roughed up, textural look to the nails. The look could be replicated by using a piece of Saran Wrap on wet nails. Deborah thought that the nail art trend would be less graphic for Spring, instead taking on a look that more women could do themselves.
At Charlotte Ronson, the nails were by Color Club and featured a classic polka dot, but done in a more simple, ‘vintage’ way. The look when done was really beautiful and very elegant looking. Since the clothes were done in black and white, the nails were done with a white base tip. The Color Club Nail Art Duo Pen was used to apply the small black dots. I loved this look!
Backstage at Naeem Khan, the nails were by essie using A List, a gorgeous crimson shade on fingers and Sugar Daddy, a pale pink, on toes. There was no nail art, just a beautifully polished, simple nail so as not to complete with the strong look of the clothes, which are always ornate and elaborate.
At Elie Tahari, nails were by Patricia Yankee, using her own collection. She applied two coats of Halo, a milky/pinky white shade, to natural length nails on both hands and feet. She then added nail jewelry in the form of beautiful charms to some of the models nails. In terms of general spring trends, Patricia felt that it would be clean nails with light colors that would dominate. Based on what I saw this Fashion Week, she’s certainly right!