Fashion Week’s Funkiest Nail Art

These ain't your mama's manicures. Created especially for the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by artists from CND Creative Nail Design, these looks are whimsical, fantastical, futuristic, and just plain cool. Nails like this would be sure to attract attention, but would you actually wear them?
Alexandre Herchcovitch Nails
Norman Ambrose Nails
Norman Ambrose Nails
Runway Makeup
Diego Binetti Nails
Jen Kao Nails
CND Nail Polish
Joanna Mastroianni Nails
Joy Cioci Nails
Kate Ermilio Nails
Naeem Khan Nails
Nicole Miller Nails
The Blonds Nails
Runway Makeup

Diego Binetti Nails

The nails at Diego Binetti, inspired by a masquerade ball, featured soft pastels tipped in gold and silver for a Harlequin look. Photo courtesy of CND

Norman Ambrose Nails

At the Norman Ambrose show, artist Candice Manacchio used CND Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect to give these nails a glittering tip. Photo courtesy of CND

Norman Ambrose Nails

The Norman Ambrose look was flashy and glam—half trophy wife, half Studio 54. Photo courtesy of CND

Runway Makeup

Perfect for spring, the manicures at Dean Quinn used shimmery coppers on top of putty-colored shades to create looks that were anything but neutral. Photo courtesy of CND

Diego Binetti Nails

The nails at Diego Binetti, inspired by a masquerade ball, featured soft pastels tipped in gold and silver for a Harlequin look. Photo courtesy of CND

Jen Kao Nails

The deep, dark manicures at Jen Kao were designed to evoke animals like poisonous snakes and frogs. Photo courtesy of CND

CND Nail Polish

CND artist Wanda Ruiz used CND Colours like Midnight Sapphire and Green Scene, combined with Inkwell. Photo courtesy of CND

Joanna Mastroianni Nails

The “Luminous Lucite” manicure at Joanna Mastroianni featured desert-inspired shades like ivory, shimmery gold, and dusky pink paired with clear tips. Photo courtesy of CND

Joy Cioci Nails

At Joy Cioci, models wore clear tips with delicate hand-painted latticework. Photo courtesy of CND

Kate Ermilio Nails

This reverse French manicure, seen at Kate Ermilio, has an exaggerated moon at the nail bed. Photo courtesy of CND

Naeem Khan Nails

The “Hematite” manicure at Naeem Khan used CND Colour in Asphalt, along with a gleaming top coat for shine. Get the look at home with a CND Shellac manicure, and the color and shine will last for two weeks. Photo courtesy of CND

Nicole Miller Nails

The rockin’ checkered manicure at Nicole Miller was topped off with a layer of Ice Blue Shimmer Effect, which gave the whole nail an icy glaze. Photo courtesy of CND

The Blonds Nails

The tip sets used in the “Glitz & Glam” manicures at The Blonds were hand-detailed with playful patterns. Photo courtesy of CND

Runway Makeup

Some of the designs created by artist Kristina Estabrooks were inspired by stockings. This manicure features a feminine fishnet pattern. Photo courtesy of CND

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