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

    The “Sugar Babe” manicure at Alexandre Herchcovitch used a shimmery transparent glitter polish to give subtle sparkle and shine. 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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