We’re back in New York for the Spring/Summer 2017 season at fashion week! This is where The Nailscape started one year ago: bringing you the very best, detailed information about the nails walking the runways, and the artists behind the looks.
We started Day 1 with Morgan Taylor at Creatures of the Wind. Lead artist Danielle Candido created a simple but striking look using “All White Now” and “Make It Last” topcoat for a high shine white creme nail. The nail look paired with every finish in the collection, from denim to metallic. The Creatures of the Wind girl is simply stylish in “a statement nail that doesn’t distract,” according to Danielle.
From there, we ventured to 5:31 Jerome with Dermelect and lead artist Rose Velez-Miggins. The look for the show was a notched, matte nude nail, reminiscent of a surfboard. The collection was 70’s castaway-inspired, and the beachy theme coordinated with the nails seamlessly. Rose and team used shades “Luminous,” “Opulence,” and “Lazy Daze” on both the male and female models, topped off with Matte-iculous top coat.
At Nicholas K, lead manicurist Miss Pop used a combination of NCLA nude lacquers, custom nail wraps, and her nail tattoo collaboration with Tattify to create a layered nail look.
We really enjoyed the nails that graced the runways at Michael Costello. Lead manicurist Rita Remark used a combination of gold and berry Essie polishes in an ombré to reflect the wine hues in the collection. You can recreate this look with Essie Good as Gold and Bahama Mama or Bordeaux.
Keri Blair, senior artist for MAC, blew us away with her trifecta of nail designs at the Desigual show. The brand kept the beauty look clean, but some models had Snapchat filters painted on their faces. Keri asked herself “how can I incorporate that into the nails?” and she came up with the idea to bring the major Instagram nail trends to the runway. “My feed is flooded with chrome, foil, unicorn holographic powder, and sponge ombré,” Keri shared with us, so “they were all inspired by trends on Instagram.”