Gorge Nail Art To Copy From NYFW Fall 2015 Runways

by Stephanie Montes

In need of some manicure inspiration? You’re in luck. Backstage at New York Fashion Week offered an endless array of creative ideas that prove nail art is in fact not dead—it’s just constantly reinventing itself. From graphic cubes to dainty dots, here are the coolest new ways to make your hands outshine your outfits.

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Jenny Packham

Get the look by applying 2 coats of sheer pink polish and then dropping 1 dot of coral lacquer on every nail. Dot a gold glitter polish in the center of each coral circle and then add 1 more drop on each nail. Seal with a topcoat, and you're good to go.

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Wes Gordon

To get the look, start with a grayish purple polish and follow with a matte coat. Finish with a metallic purple square in the middle of each nail. Skip the topcoat to keep the contrast between both polishes.

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After applying a base coat to all nails, follow with a matte nail polish and paint a thin stripe down the center with a metallic gold lacquer. Go over the same stripe with a gold glitter to give it extra shine.

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For this mani, apply a clear base coat to clean nails, and let them dry completely. With a white polish and a thin striping brush, create a half circle around the base of the nails. Then starting at the center, create a straight line down to the tip of the nail.

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Proenza Schouler

Start with a base coat and an opaque black polish. To get the smoky look, go over the black with a transparent, milky white polish and top with a shiny topcoat.

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Cushnie Et Ochs

Get the look by applying 2 coats of a light cream lacquer until it is completely opaque. Create an aqua-colored square close to the base of each nail. Seal with a topcoat.