Sunday, September 18, 2016

Backstage Nails: NYFW Libertine SS'17

CND, the pioneers of nail artistry at Fashion Week, created 25 show-stopping nail designs for the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The throwback to the 1970s and ‘80s theme gave a more updated look with fierce elements and boldness. Spring 2017 channels a retro futurist spirit, paying homage to iconic style with an edgy twist.

CND Design Lab Team put in nearly 300 combined hours to produce the handcrafted nail looks. Featuring a vibrant range of Spring 2017 CND™ SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color and VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish shades. Some models donned sets embellished with seed beads, graphic 3D 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 Johnson’s beloved rescue dogs, Pocket and Terence, made an appearance on the runway, masterfully 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. Think “tough and fluff” or “smooth and rough.”
“These nails are a punk rock collage like you’ve never seen before,” said Libertine designer Johnson Hartig. “The inventiveness of the CND team blows my mind every single season. They continue to push the boundaries of artistry and I’m so grateful for this partnership.”

 Photo Credit Jennifer Graylock

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