NUBAR Nails joined forces with the fashion powers that be this year at New York Fashion Week to bring their healthy, vegan formula to the big event.
Hues SEXY GOLD and SPHINX PURPLE took center stage at designer MALAN BRETON’s packed show. The reddish-purple hue that is SPHINX PURPLE was crafted into nail bed-size circles and highlighted around the trendy shape with flecks of Nubar’s SEXY GOLD metallic polish. Breton’s clothing for spring 2015 was rich in texture/color, and was inspired by the Bob Fosse film, Cabaret.
Donna Karan's Spring/Summer 2015 collection was full of bright, graphic colors. To complement the look, lead manicurist Deborah Lippman created a soft, matte, grey nail. Says Lippman, “Giving a nod to the natural and monochromatic soft grey eyelid that was created by Charlotte Tilbury, I fashioned a sheer grey veil on the nail. I chose to overlay it with a matte topcoat to add a bit of texture. The modern finish pairs nicely with the graphic colors from her Spring/Summer 2015 collection.”Get the Look:
Luxury streetwear designer Devon Halfnight Leflufy’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was filled with sporty separates in fresh and bold prints. Lead hairstylist Joey George for R+Co created two looks with a California vibe to complement the clothes. For the longer haired models, he gave them a strong center part with laid-back, straight hair and an off-center part for the short-haired models.
For the Jack Spade Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Design Director Todd Magill took a more modern approach than in previous years and found inspiration in men in big cities and that moment of transition when they're running from the office to the gym or out to meet friends. "These are the clothes the guy in an urban environment needs," Magill explained. "I've been calling it 'urban utility.'" To complement the collection, Magill and stylist Deborah Watson worked with R+Co's Thom Priano to craft a look that was modern and groomed but still classic and relaxed.
“The Theory girl was bright, fresh, young, and clean this season," said lead manicurist Deborah Lippman of Theory's S/S 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week. "The makeup, hair, and nails emulated this mantra with minimal structure and weight – each look was effortless and perfect for spring. I used Like Dreamers Do, a sheer pale bisque, new from my Spring 2015 collection, on both the nails and toes for a natural, yet polished, finish.”Get the Look:
At the NOBLE by William Rast New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 presentation, attendees were treated to more than just a fashion show, but Queen of the Night's spectacle of dance, aerial and acrobatics, with hair fitting for the scene. Lead stylist Maranda created three looks using KEVIN.MURPHY products.
Designer Michael Costello presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection with hair by lead artist, Linh Nguyen for CHI Hair Care. Michael Costello is an American Couture Fashion Designer of Greek and Italian descent. He was featured on Project Runway season 8, finishing in 4th place, and he was a Project Runway All-Star season 1 finalist. Lead hair stylist Linh Nguyen created a sophisticated shiny/wet look at the front/top with a sleek finish to the back for a more high-end result. Said Nguyen, “The collection is very clean and polished using a lot of textiles.
To complement the Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2015 line, Julie Kandalec for essie created a nail look to represent the "Naeem Khan girl" — elegant and done up, but not too glamorous. She used fiji, a creamy pale pink shade, on both the hands and feet to perfectly match the overall vibe of the collection.
Get the Look:1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.2. Next, apply two coats of fiji.3. Follow with good to go top coat.[Images courtesy of BPCM PR]
Inspired by the island vibe of Sophie Theallet’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Julie Kandalec for essie created a negative space double French tip nail using fiji and turquoise and caicos for the hands. To bring together the overall look, she used one coat of mademoiselle on the toes.
Jenny Packham took inspiration from style icon Marilyn Monroe for her Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. To complement the rainbow colored collection, Michelle Saunders for essie created a youthful red-orange nail by using two coats of geranium on both the hands and feet.
Get the Look:1. Apply first base base coat.2. Next, apply two coats of geranium.3. Follow with good to go top coat.[Images courtesy of BPCM PR]