For fashion design duo The Blonds, a show simply wouldn't be complete without collaboration with nail partner CND. In the sixth year of working together, these might be some of the coolest looks we've seen yet.
The Blonds Fall/Winter 2014 NYFW show included these comic book inspired nails. CND drew inspiration from classic villains such as Cat WOman, Poison Ivy, and the Joker.
Professional nail care company CND unveiled 23 unique nail designs this week at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Show at MILK Studios in New York City. The Blond girl this season is a “good girl gone bad” — she knows the difference between right and wrong but chooses to err on the dark side. The clothing and nails at the show expressed a modern twist on classic comic book villains, including Cat Woman, Poison Ivy and The Joker, and the results of this fashion collaboration truly took the art of nail design to an unprecedented level.
“Our elite education ambassadors are hand-selected for their talent and appreciation of art, from sculpture to color theory and beyond,” said CND co-founder Jan Arnold. “Building upon this artistic foundation, our team created looks for The Blonds that tie in beautifully with our ‘Modern Folklore’ trend prediction for Fall 2014 — lush with embellished, bespoke and handmade craftsmanship. We don’t paint nails backstage at Fashion Week — we transform them into mini-masterpieces.”
The nail designs showcased at The Blonds show reveal the pop culture element of CND’s Fall Fashion story for nails. The handmade works of art are sharp, strong, bold, and intricate with extreme and pointed shapes. CND’s artists handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with Retention+ Liquid & Powder and Brisa Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND Shellac and Vinylux. CND finalized the looks with unique embellishments, including jagged vintage jewels, Swarovski crystals, chains, pearls, leather, glitter, foil, velvet, and more for a rich seductive finish. These ornate designs, created in the CND Design Lab, truly represent CND’s unique partnership with The Blonds and showcase their unrivaled artistry at New York Fashion Week.
These bejeweled stilettos are some of our favorites from this year's show.
“CND continues to amaze us with nails that raise the bar each season,” said The Blonds designers Phillipe and David Blond. “They bring so much passion and expertise to the table and the collaborative process is an inspiring experience. Each of our models walks down the runway showcasing two incredible looks — one on her body and one on her nails. You don’t see that at other shows.”
Phillipe Blond of The Blonds and CND's Jan Arnold backstage at the Fall/Winter 2004 sshow at NYFW.
“As our exclusive designer partner this season in New York, we love that The Blonds truly appreciate our art form and allow us to push the artistic envelope even further as the years go by,” said Jan Arnold. “Their avant-garde aesthetic and creative energy provide the perfect canvas for our artistry. We look forward to making runway magic with them for a long time to come.”
To see a more photos from The Blonds runway show, click here. And if you want to take a sneak peek behind-the-scenes, click here.
Click here to watch a teaser video from backstage at the show.
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