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NYFW Spring 2017 Nails: China Glaze at Proenza Schouler

NYFW Spring 2017 Nails: China Glaze at Proenza Schouler


By Kiana Martin

Pleats galore and a touch of tribalism thread through the Proenza Schouler collection, and the accompanying nails reinforce the tribal influence via abstract black shapes. China Glaze Nail Lead Honey paints free-hand shapes on each nail, choosing from a total of six different configurations. Whatever the shape, “it’s a bold, thick line; it’s a statement,” she explains. Not everyone’s is the same, symmetric or perfect. “That’s what abstract is,” Honey adds, “it’s something super quick; it’s nothing to think about.”

Shapes include a horizontal line, vertical line, an S, or a 2, for example, using only the nailbrush to swish them onto the naked nail. “It might be mild or crazy, but nail art has never gone anywhere; it’s always been here,” she adds of the trend. Both Honey and the designers created the shapes specifically for the collection, based on previous inspirational sketches.

Shine and gloss highlight the nail; to create a standout sheen Honey applies a layer of China Glaze Gotta Go Top Coat. She then gives each girl a pedicure using one coat of China Glaze Innocence to complete the look. —Emilie Branch

Image credits: ©MatthewCarasella/