New York Fashion Week Nail Trends

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Fashion Week is here! It’s underway and in full swing with industry festivities, launch parties, runway shows and even concerts.

Whether you’ve only skimmed recent headlines about the latest happenings on New York Fashion Week, or you’re fully in the know, prominent design houses alike are showcasing their latest and greatest. In the midst of all of the rising trends is something that takes us back to our own childhood days -- eccentric, slightly out of this world nail art.

No. We’re not referencing nail decals or acrylic nail stickers as making a national debut.

Runway nails are becoming an art form.

Nails are a focal point for the audience and cameras in the front rows, so designers are now giving them the attention that they deserve. Nails can be the “punctuation mark” that brings the overall look and designers’ stories to life, as described by Jan Arnold, co-founder and style director for Creative Nail Design, Inc.

The days of nude nails are out. Statement colors and designs are in.

Pattern play: As seen at the Libertine and Betsey Johnson shows.

Stripes and dots: As seen at Ji Oh and Adam Selman shows.

Brushstrokes: Just like an artist with an oil canvas, these nails were painted with precise brushstrokes for the Nanette Lepore show.

Sheer ombre: Gradual color grading continues up from the tip of the nail for the Tadashi Shoji and Rebecca Minkoff shows.

French manicures gone rogue: A spin on the classic french manicure as colorful tips reign the runway instead of classic white.

In addition to adult coloring books that allow you to unleash your inner creative, we encourage you to do so in yet another harmless way -- with your nails!

You can always just wipe them right off with nail polish remover!

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