Paint it black
In keeping with fall’s gothic-makeup revival, nails were moodier than a PartyNextDoor playlist. At Rodarte, manicurists layered black polish over red nails for instant texture. Rich jewel tones were flaunted at Roland Mouret, Vivienne Westwood and Naeem Khan. Note: Keep nails short and squoval; stiletto nails + dark polish = a Wicked Witch of the West vibe. Not sold on solids? Like Stan Smiths and skinny jeans, nail art has become a perennial crowd-pleaser. There was plenty of ’90s inspo in the graphic shapes and neutrals at 3.1 Phillip Lim and DKNY. But this season also saw the return of abstract nail art, like the lavender and blue tiger prints at Kenzo, cowboy-inspired shapes at Manish Arora and floral nail appliqué at Antonio Marras. n
Clockwise, from top left: JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Chamonix ($22); CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Oxblood ($12.50); Formula X Nail Polish in Virtuoso ($13); Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Wild Thing ($22); Essie Kimono-Over ($10); Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Soothing Sapphire ($11.95). For details, see Shopping Guide.