All the Best Nail Looks from Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week

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The clothes and makeup may take front and center when it comes to New York Fashion Week runways, but the manicures are just as important to completing a model’s look. From simple nude laquers to next-level art, here are the top nail trends to know for the season – and the products to use now to get the look at your next salon appointment.


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Simple and Elegant Nudes

One of the biggest trends seen this season is reverting back to basics. A simple nude look is versatile enough to pair with any beauty or fashion look, while exuding sheer elegance.

Show: Dion Lee

Recreate the Look: Two coats of essie mademoiselle.

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Rag & Bone

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Jinsoon Nostalgia

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Altuzarra

Recreate the Look: Two coats of essie adore-a-ball.

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Joie

Recreate the Look: One coat of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy followed by one coat of Butter London Nail Lacquer in High Tea

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Public School 

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Zoya JacquelineChantalSpencerTaylor or Nyssa dependent on your skin tone.

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Public School 

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Zoya Avery, followed by Zoya Naked Manicure Satin Seal Top Coat

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Simple and Elegant Nudes

Show: Tome

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Zoya Tasha, Flynn or Nyssa.

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The Updated French

The new dual-tone manicure isn’t just about white tips and neutal nail bed. Artists are now playing with classic French hues in different shapes to create a fresh twist. 

Show: Tadashi Shoji

Recreate the Look: Apply Butter London Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds with a sponge, making sure the white color fades up diagonally like a cloud. Use Butter London Nail Lacquer in Full Monty on the opposite side of the sponge to soften and harsh lines and blend the lacquers slightly. 

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The Updated French

Show: Tibi

Recreate the Look: Apply two coats of Jinsoon Nostalgia. Then on each nail, paint a curved line horizontally across the middle of the nail to tips using Jinsoon Doux, launching in Spring 2015.

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A Metallic Moment

Like jewelery for your nails, a metallic manicure is one of the easiest ways to create an eye-catching look with little effort. On the runways, artists used metallics to pair with the glamorous vibe of the clothing.

Show: Naeem Khan

Recreate the Look: Layer one coat of essie shifting power and one coat of essie jiggle hi, jiggle low.

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A Metallic Moment

Show: Creatures of the Wind

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Diamond Geezer

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A Metallic Moment

Show: Nanette Lepore

Recreate the Look: Start with one coat of essie for the twill of it. Next apply one coat of essie rock at the top. Finish with a coat of essie shifting power.

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Just a Touch of Nail Art 

In line with this season’s more understated approach to beauty, even nail art is getting a make-under. Instead of bold graphics, try a more subtle — yet still as eye-catching — approach to decorating your digits. 

Show: Jenny Packham

Recreate the Look: Start with two coats of essie adore-a-ball. Next, create dew drops by applying a sporadic dot of essie tarte deco folowed by a smaller dot of essie summit of style on top of each nail. Then, apply a sporadic dot of just summit of style to each nail. 

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Just a Touch of Nail Art 

Show: Cushnie et Ochos

Recreate the Look: Start with two coats of Christian Louboutin Beaute nail polish in Sweet Charity. Then, accent with a small square box using either Christian Louboutin Beaute Ni Toi Ni or Wherever.

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Just a Touch of Nail Art 

Show: Kaelen

Recreate the Look: Apply Kiss Design Perfection chevron stickers to each nail, placing them so that the tip of the chevron aligns with the almond shape of your nail.

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Simple Nail Art

Show: Delpozo

Recreate the Look: Dip a striping brush in essie good as gold and draw a stragith line down the center of the nail. Using essie rock at the top, dot specs of gold glitter over the stripe. Finish by dotting essie second shine around over the gold line only to make the color extra shiny. 

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The Deepest Shades of Red

This fall, deep plums and oxblood return as the moodiest — and most coveted — shades of red. Much like the clothes of the season, the rich hue signals a serious take on drama.

Show: Yigal Azrouel

Recreate the Look: One coat of essie carry on and one coat of essie sole mate.

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The Deepest Shades of Red

Show: Derek Lam

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Jinsoon Audacity.

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The Deepest Shades of Red

Show: Veronica Beard

Recreate the Look: Two coats of essie shearling darling.

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Moody Jewels

Fall’s rich palette of hues and textures provides the perfect backdrop to experiment with different nail colors. If you want to explore outside or red and nude, let these gorgeous jewel tones make the statement instead.

Show: Karen Walker

Recreate the Look: Two coats of Jinsoon Audacity.

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Moody Jewels

Show: Nicole Miller

Recreate the Look: One coat of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black and one coat of Butter London Nail Lacquer in British Racing Green.

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Moody Jewels

Show: Sophie Theallet

Recreate the Look: Start with two coats of essie big spender. Using a striping brush, draw two thin lines at the arc of the base of the nail using essie bahama mama. Using the same accent color, fan out five equally straight lines in the smaller arc and finish by using a dotting tool to add five equall space dots to the outer arc.


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