These Cool Nail Trends Come Courtesy of the Catwalk

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Surveying the nail art on the Fall/Winter 2019 runways, there were some bonkers – but brilliant – designs to be seen. From curved, two-inch talons at Rick Owens to shiny, golden fingertips at Lanvin, these lavish creations are not exactly ideal if you need to use your phone, rummage in your bag, or make it through the day without harming someone. However, at the other end of the spectrum, nail gurus have given us some beautifully wearable options for fall/winter, as have this season’s new nail polish collections. Here are our five favorites.

1

Not Your Mother's Pearls

Once the preserve of grannies and ladies who lunch, pearls have made a massive comeback in fashion recently, seen on everything from bags and hair accessories to knitwear – and they’re now on nails. At the Adeam Fall/Winter 2019 show, models had pearl beads of varying sizes dotted on top of a metallic blue base, while at Yuhan Wang, tiny pearls were peppered all the way down the fingers.

Photo: Courtesy of PA Images
2

Code Red

The mani equivalent of a classic red lip, shiny crimson nails never go out of style. At Ashley Williams, manicurist Michelle Class made the case for a slightly longer nail length with rounded tips and a ‘true red’ hue, while at Oscar de la Renta, neatly filed nails were painted blood red.

Adwoa Aboah classic red nails
Photo: Courtesy of @michelleclassnails
3

Vegan Varnish

Slowly but surely, the beauty industry is taking steps to become more environmentally sustainable in response to consumer demand, and that includes nail varnish. More and more, nail enthusiasts are turning to vegan varnishes that are non-toxic, cruelty-free, and derived without any animal products. Some vegan nail polish brands to keep an eye out for are Veque, Barry M, and Kure Bazaar.

vegan nail polish
Photo: Courtesy of @vequebeauty
4

That '70s Shade

From heritage tweeds to leather trousers and swishy skirts, 70s fashion is a major trend for Fall/Winter 2019, so you’ll need the perfect polish to match. To capture this trend, think muted mauves, mustard yellows, moss green, and coffee brown. Striped versions are also popular, or you could mix it up with color-blocked nails instead.

1970s inspired nail art
Photo: Courtesy of Sassy Daily
5

Into the Blue

Got the blues? You’ll want them when you see the stylish but simple nail art at House of Holland, where OPI technician Robbie Tomkins started with a base of teal and added a thick stroke of black at the tip to create a bold aquatic effect. Midnight blue also found its way onto the catwalk at Giorgio Armani, while Maryam Nassir Zadeh showcased a matte version in powder blue.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh powder blue matte nails
Photo: Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh
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