Mani Mania F/W 2014

Gone are the outrageous, bedazzled talons from the past seasons. The nail polish trends on the fall runways are proof that muted colors can, indeed, make a statement. Instead, the manicures from New York Fashion Week fall 2014 are more understated, though far from boring. So far the big trend in the nail looks at the Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week is subtle and low-key with one or two bold accents.

Here are some of my favorite pretty designs that caught my eye on the runways, including some how-to tips straight from the backstage pros.

French Connection


Give your next French manicure a black-and-white twist with this “tuxedo” design. For Tess Giberson’s show, nail artist Jin Soon Choi used a dark gray/metallic polish from her upcoming fall 2014 collection and coated the tips in Kookie White (available spring 2014).

Color Contrast


Yet another color-blocked mani—this one by Maybelline nail artists for Marissa Webb—required Color Show in Pink Embrace and Dressed to Kill for the contrasting colors.

Go for Gold


Per usual, Deborah Lippmann’s designs didn’t disappoint at Badgley Mischka’s show. Lippmann’s team applied Gel Lab Base Coat followed by two coats of her Take The A Train chrome lacquer (available this fall). They then created a gold, glittery half moon at the cuticle using Glitter and Be Gay and polished it off with the Gel Lab Top Coat and Rich Girl Hand Cream.

Midas Touch


A metallic gold tip was the perfect accent for nude nails just swept across the tips, not perfectly drawn on—like the ones at Suno. Maybelline manicurists used a shiny topcoat as a base (Clear or Born With It) and then added Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold at the tips.

Smooth Finish


Bold and tasteful, these red wine-hued nails at Costello Tagliapietra are right for any occasion. Nail artists first applied Essie’s Ridge Flling Base Coat, followed by two coats of Essie’s Berry Naughty and one coat of Essie’s Matte About You.

Easy Does It


These manicures at Azede Jean-Pierre are the perfect example of designs that look more complicated than they actually are. OPI’s nail artists left the bottom third of the nail bare in a half-moon shape and painted the top half with OPI’s dark gray hue Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! They polished off the look with silver DS Radiance on the tips.

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What is your fave mani look?


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