essie’s nail artists Michelle Saunders, Rita Remark, and Julie Kandalec were at NYFW during Fall 2015 shows with the industry’s top designers to get their nails runway ready. This season’s hottest nail trends were incorporated into the presentations of 15 amazing designers, including Proenza Schouler, Wes Gordon, Veronica Beard, Altuzarra, Dion Lee, Brock, Rebecca Minkoff, Alexander Wang, Nanette Lepore, Delpozo, Carolina Herrera, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Costello Tagliapietra, and Yigal Azrouel.
Check out the creations below and let us know what you think.
To complement the color palette found throughout Proenza Schouler’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Michelle Saunders for essie developed two different nail looks. The first look paired ‘licorice’ with ‘allure’ to create the perfect “Proenza Schouler grey.” The second look layered ‘au natural’ with ‘ridge filling base coat’ to create an effortless nude.
Playing off the grey and violet hues found throughout Wes Gordon’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Rita Remark for essie created a textured, geometric nail look to complement the designs. The combination of matte and shimmer polish ensured the final look was edgy, yet feminine.
Inspired by the romantic feel of the Adirondack Great Camps in the 19th century, Veronica Beard’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection included classic silhouettes with rustic accents. To reflect the earth tone palette in the collection, Rita Remark created a mahogany red nail look by layering two coats of ‘shearling darling.’
Julie Kandalec for essie created a sophisticated manicure for Altuzarra’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection that highlighted the free edge of the nail, acting as a natural, French tip. She layered two coats of ‘adore-a-ball’ to add a subtle sheer pink tint, which perfectly complemented the elegant pieces throughout the collection.
Dion Lee’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection included sophisticated designs with an element of rawness. Rita Remark created a meticulously buff, clean nail look for the hands by using two coats of ‘mademoiselle’. For the feet, she layered ‘sand tropez’ and ‘allure’ to perfectly match the taupe color of the shoes.