I Link It: The Nails of Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Tuesday 15 May, 2012
A look at the Fall 2012 Fashion Week catwalk nail stylings from CND, Essie Cosmetics, Zoya, Minx, OPI, China Glaze, Butter London, Deborah Lippmann, Dashing Diva, Color Club and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
I personally attended the backstages of over 35 shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season, and one of the elements I scoped out was the nails—naturally. On the first day of shows, as an editor, you don’t really know what to expect, but you have a pretty good idea that the buzzword will be “natural”—and there’s no real fun in that. I always have my fingers crossed that a designer will go rogue when it comes to decorating those digits—that he’ll give the directive for crazy wood-like talons or rhinestone-encrusted tuxedo nails. And when I stepped foot backstage at my first show of this season at Lincoln Center, I was in for a treat: The designer selected a nail polish hue that matched the chosen custom-mixed blackened berry lip hue—and as the week progressed, this trend positioned itself as the one to hit the streets for fall. (Side note: We already got an inkling this trend has legs at the Met Gala, where such stunners as Leslie Bibb and Lana Del Rey matched their tips to their lips in grand fashion.)
As soon as Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week wrapped in February, I hunkered down and pulled together the Nailpro story, “Nails of New York Fashion Week,” chronicling the tipity-top nail stylings I encountered from the biggest brands to do catwalk digits: CND, Essie Cosmetics, Zoya, Minx, OPI, China Glaze, Butter London, Deborah Lippmann, Dashing Diva, Color Club and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Amongst the numerous nail designs covered in this story, you’ll also find what I forecast to be the top nail trends for Fall 2012. (And let me tell you: I am making it my mission to try out each and every one—as should you!)
Which of the Fall 2012 nail trends that I forecasted will you be rocking this fall: Fine Edges, Pale Matte-rimony, Matchy-Matchy or Layered Dimension?