NYFW Nails: Works of Nail Art at Opening Ceremony

CND showcased three effortlessly cool nail designs tonight at Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Cheim & Read in New York City. Presented in a unique art gallery setting, the fashion collaboration was a celebration of the early works of legendary film director Spike Jonze, a long-time friend of Opening Ceremony.

Paying tribute to Jonze's prolific photography, the collection highlighted 35-millimeter film through an interplay of collage formats and contact sheets on unconventional mediums, and featured a select capsule collection honoring storied technology brand Kodak. CND completed the story with two understated linear nail designs featuring Kodak’s signature color palette and a third look paying homage to one of Jonze’s poignant photographs.

“We were completely captivated by Opening Ceremony’s creative vision for this collection,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Their colors and concepts tied in perfectly with CND’s Fall 2015 trend story, which celebrates an unexpected clash between gritty street elements and refined details for an intriguing combination of glamour and grunge.”

The nails presented at the Opening Ceremony show were a collaborative effort between the elite global artists of the CND Design Lab Team, Opening Ceremony and their design consultant, celebrity nail artist Naomi Yasuda. The handmade works of art were created with vertical and horizontal striping techniques using VINYLUX Weekly Polish in an array of heavily pigmented Kodak-inspired colors including red, yellow, blue and purple. A decoupage technique was implemented to lay Jonze’s powerful black and white photography on the nail. Intricate detailing provided the framework for the design, the third bespoke look for the collection.

  [Images courtesy of Rpr Marketing Communications]

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