Nail Art Takes Over New York Fashion Week

If any of the nail art trends at New York Fashion Week are any indication, when it comes to your nails for Fall 2015, more is more, according to Style. The trends include square decals at Cushnie et Ochs, “snowcap” tips at Tibi, and the “grown out” nails at the Marc Jacobs show.

Rihanna was one of the first pop stars to capitalize on the nail art trend. She shared a photo of her cherry-red nails on Instagram just hours after the Marc Jacobs show, according to Style. Rihanna’s signature long claws were slightly grown out near the cuticle. This nail art look is a reference to Old Hollywood screen sirens, according to Jin Soon Choi.


“When you see their nails, sometimes you can see the polish growing out,” she said.

This bright red manicure is then rimmed with a golden beige. You’ll find that this nail art design is simple and low-maintenance to wear.

Celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards collaborated with Erin Fetherston to create nail art that was sophisticated enough to go with Fetherston’s Fall Collection. Edwards used KISS nail products and the new Salon Secrets Rococo Veil Kit that “played off the polished sophistication of the collection with imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in a soft modern mauve shade with accent nails on each ring finger.” She said that she loves the “quickness” involved in combining beautiful nail art with one of fashion’s hottest accessories.


Accent nails were used on the cocktail fingers with one thin gold vertical stripe going down the center of the nail, and a horizontal gold stripe on the half moon, according to Examiner. Gina says to “start on the least dominant hand and use the prep to ensure no shine for better adhesion. Do not moisturize your hands during the process.”

One of the most notable looks at New York Fashion Week was the square cap tips at Cushnie et Ochs. Madeline, Poole, accented the models’ nails with Christian Louboutin’s Beaute’s Ni Toi Ni Moi or Wherever over two coats of Sweet Charity, according to Style.


“I had an intuition we would be using a small square motif, and [designers] Michelle and Carly had the clever idea to paint the square appliqués in colors that matched the collection. It’s very simple with a stunning, graphic impact.”

Jin Soon Choi was also the brains for the nail art used at the Tibi show. She echoed Amy Smilovic’s Intuit-inspired collection with Nostalgia and Doux to create the “snowcap” nails, which was an updated alternative to French tips.


“It’s very easy to do. We didn’t use any nail-art tools because [the shape is] curvy and more mountain-like—not geometric.”

Other noticeable nail art designs include bare nails at Suno, chevron nails at Rebecca Minkoff, and the liquid steel manicure at Misha Nonoo. What are some of your favorite nail art designs from New York Fashion Week?

[Images: Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND, Rihanna/Instagram, Diane Bondareff Courtesy of KISS, Courtesy of Christian Louboutin Beauté]