For the NYFW debut of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Opening Ceremony put together a dance piece with performances throughout the week. LeChat lead nail artist Naomi Yasuda used Dare to Wear Nail Lacquer to create three nail designs featuring strong, bold lines.
Yasuda was inspired by Mia Wasikowska, the main dancer, whose character shifts from soft and feminine to strong and powerful throughout the performance. “For Mia I wanted to be able to showcase both her femininity and strength with nail art,” says Naomi. To portray her soft and feminine side, Yasuda used Precious Ice paired with a crisscross design of bold, strong lines to represent her strength. She completed the look with Black Velvet as a base.
On the supporting dancer, Yasuda used LeChat Dare to Wear Mood Polish, a formula that shifts colors based on body temperature. The color Yasuda selected, Timeless Ruby, paints on as a dark red, but as the performer begins to dance and her body temperature rises, the color shifts to a bright red. “I also added black lines with LeChat Dare to Wear Black Velvet, but with a pattern that I felt danced across her fingers. This look is much stronger and matched her wardrobe in the performance,” Naomi added.
The third and final look was for the two backup dancers. Yasuda opted to create a small black and white checker on the tips of their nails using LeChat Dare to Wear in Black Velvet and Flawless White. “I chose these colors because they are not primary colors but are neutral. The checker on the tip supports the nail and gives it character without taking over," explains Yasuda.