CND’s spring collection, English Garden, is all about florals and light colors. This challenge, however, is not. CND co-founder, style director, and head NTNA judge Jan Arnold, loves a twist. She would like the Top 12 to use the English Garden collection and 3-D artwork to create a Romantic interpretation of a garden.

When we say “Romantic” we are referring to 18th century society, where there was a return to focus on the beauty of nature, dreamy self-reflection, and the macabre. The Romantics were also inspired by music and poetry (think John Keats and Jane Austen). This art movement was controversial, veering into social themes that weren’t always pretty. Make sure and do your research (we are attaching some fashion-focused visuals to help) to make sure you understand the idea of Romanticism we are describing in this challenge.

Your creation is to be completed on five tips (not on actual hands), and there are no florals allowed.

The winner of this prize receives $500 worth of CND products and a ZUCA travel bag!

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