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NYFW S/S 2017: CND for Libertine

by Beth Livesay | September 13, 2016



Tiny tassles adorned some of the nails

Tiny tassles adorned some of the nails


Libertine designer Johnson Hartig (left) and CND's Jan Arnold (right) trying on nails backstage

Libertine designer Johnson Hartig (left) and CND's Jan Arnold (right) trying on nails backstage

CND’s team created 25 unique designs for last night’s Libertine show. Jan Arnold of CND described the nails as “retro futurist spirit.” Nails featured black and white accents, and hand-painted portraits of Victorian royalty, American figureheads, and designer Johnson Hartig were distorted with piercings and pops of color for a subversive effect. Some models donned sets embellished with seed beads, graphic 3-D shingles, neon studs, tassels, and golden chains, while others rocked nails with the words “Chic as Hell,” mirroring a pair of hot pink leggings from the Libertine collection. Among the more unconventional looks were flocked nails reminiscent of oversized fuzzy slippers. Even Hartig’s beloved rescue dogs, Pocket and Terence, made an appearance on the runway, sculpted with RETENTION+ Liquid & Powder. Each model wore a split-style mani featuring a completely different look on each hand for a clash of high-contrast texture and color.

Nails were a mix of "fluff and tough"

Nails were a mix of "fluff and tough"

CND’s Heather Davis took the lead for the Libertine show. NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 3 champion Winnie Huang also worked on nails for the show. Catch more from Winnie on NAILS’ Instagram Stories (live for only 24 hours at a time) by following @nailsmagazine.

See our complete nail recap of NYFW S/S 2017 along with more images from CND for Libertine by clicking here.

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