Manicures That Nailed It at New York Fashion Week

At NYFW, we were super ­inspired by all the creative nail art. Here, some of our favorite looks, perfect to rock on your wedding day.

By: Naima DiFranco

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  • A Fine Line

    A Fine Line

    How cute would these nails look against a bright poppy bouquet? Lead manicurist Deborah Lippmann created a very opaque white nail with a thin black stripe for Kate Spade’s Spring 2015 collection. "I set about complementing Kate Spade's graphic collection with a strikingly modern nail,” states Lippman. We love this look for a bride with an architecturally-inspired gown

    Photo courtesy of Deborah Lippman

  • Nailed It

    Nailed It

    OPI nail artist Miss Pop created a feminine edgy look on the nails at the Houghton Spring Summer 2015 runway show. We would love to see this pretty modern look with white crystals for chic, elegant bridal nails.

    Photo courtesy of OPI

  • Snow Queen

    Snow Queen

    Match your sparkling gown with an icy French manicure. At the Alon Livné show, lead manicurist Holly Falcone for KISS Products created frosty nails with opaque white French tips under sparkling KISS Nail Artist Paint in silver.

    Photo Credit: Rocky Luten

  • Full Moon

    Full Moon

    To complement Charlotte Ronson’s feminine color palette, OPI lead nail artist Miss Pop used "That's Hula-rious!" This never-before-seen pastel mint OPI hue is slated to launch in February. As mint is one of the top bridesmaids colors, we see this color being popular in the bridal realm.

    Photo courtesy of OPI

  • White Stripes

    White Stripes

    At the Prabal Gurung show, the Sally Hansen team kept the nails pure and natural with two accent nails adorned with white stripes for a tribal organic feel. We love this look for a beach wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Sally Hansen

  • Glitterati


    For the bride that likes to sparkle and shine, the nails at the Betsey Johnson wedding-inspired show were beyond! Danielle Candido, lead manicurist for Morgan Taylor, created a multi-dimensional silver-hued crystal-embellished bridal manicure that is sure to complement a shimmering bridal gown.

    Photo courtesy of Morgan Taylor

  • Something Blue

    Something Blue

    For the girl who likes her "something blue" subtle, JINsoon's "Kookie White" is the perfect shade! This white tone is tinted with a hint of blue and grey, making it “more provocative than pure white and more complex than a straight blue.” Jin Soon Choi of JINsoon used this stylish color to give the nails at Tess Giberson's show a cool distinctive elegance. The key to this look was finishing the nails with a top coat of JINsoon Matte Maker — which transforms any shade from shiny to matte. 

    Photo courtesy of JINsoon

  • Sky

    Sky's the Limit

    “Dreamy watercolor paintings” were the inspiration for the CND nails at Opening Ceremony. According to Opening Ceremony designer Humberto Leon, “We wanted this show to transport the audience to that moment when you’re lying by the pool staring at the sun and you fade into a half-sleep fantasy world, where everything becomes blurry and dreamlike.” We heart this dreamy blue for a spring wedding.

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock for CND

  • Nude as the News

    Nude as the News

    For the classic romantic, the nails at Reem Acra were sure to please. Nails were lacquered in a soft, milky pink "Bubble Bath" by OPI and sealed with a topcoat. This milky pink is the perfect non-nude natural.

    Photo courtesy of OPI

  • Garden Girl

    Garden Girl

    Sculpted and dramatic silhouettes were the story at the Blonds show. CND Style Director Jan Arnold matched their bold designs with three-dimensional nails that brought an element of fantasy to the show. A tempered-down single rose on the nails, could be a great element of surprise for a bridal look.

    Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock for CND

  • Modern Geometry

    Modern Geometry

    Avant-guard and graphic, the nails at the Bibhu Mohapatra show would be a perfect complement to a sleek sheath gown. Manicurist Gina Edwards for KISS Products used imPRESS in "So, SO Stellar," a perfect blush hue, then handpainted the design in white.

  • Goldfinger


    Gold accents have been trending in bridal; why not take it to the next level with gold nails? At the Clover Canyon show, nail artist Miss Pop, using OPI "Nice Finn-ish," gave the nails a coppery gold hue that looked like jewelry. Pair with a gold leaf halo, and you are sure to shine.

  • Coral Crush

    Coral Crush

    Coral is a popular color for bridesmaids. For a subtle way to complement your bridesmaids, try this half-moon nail. At the Delpozo show, Julie Knadalec for Essie created this sweet modern look with Essie "Tart Deco" and "Matte About You."

    Photo courtesy of Essie

  • Double French Tip

    Double French Tip

    At the Sophie Theallet show, Julie Knadalec for Essie made a modern update on the French Manicure, giving it an island vibe perfect for a destination wedding. She used Essie "Fiji" and "Turquoise and Caicos." We love that you get your something blue as well as a classic mani!

    Photo courtesy of Essie

  • A Classic

    A Classic

    You can never go wrong with classic red nails! At Carolina Herrera’s show, Michelle Saunders for Essie created a classic ‘spring red’ nail by using two coats of "A-list." She recomends, "Always use a base coat when using red nail polish, as it will give the nails a flawless foundation." We love how polished and chic this color looks!

    Photo courtesy of Essie

Manicures That Nailed It at New York Fashion Week