are you ready for some finger jewelry? Because metallic polish is everywhere at Fashion Week.
In addition to the lilac and gold metallics used at Erin Fetherston (they're Lillibet's Jubilee and Full Monty, respectively) both Richard Chai and Katie Gallagher had the same silver-y shade from Julep, called Sienna. "We're seeing the shimmery metallics as a trend for spring," said Julep founder Jane Park backstage at Katie Gallagher, confirming what we were beginning to suspect. It was there that the metallic polish was used not as the main coat, but as the base--with an intricate nail art pattern painted on top of it (inspired, according to Park, by the desinger's "theme, which was 'chasing butterflies'"). So what's the appeal to something that bucks the matte-finish, neon-leaning trends of the past few seasons? "It's finger-elongating," said Hughes.
"At first the idea [for the nails at Erin Fetherston] was nude-everything. And then Erin was like, 'I decided to do something metallic,' and I was like, 'Yeah!' There's nothing more boring to me than a nothing-nude nail." Instead, she sees this as being more like a foundational nail, "classified as neutral metallics."
Which means you can wear them with just about anything--including the big color for spring '13, tangerine--and still get our thumbs up.
WANT MORE BACKSTAGE BEAUTY FROM FASHION WEEK SPRING 2013? HERE YOU GO: No seriously, tangerine is everywhere. Also, makeup artists are matching lips to cheeks. We kind of love it.
The nails at Katie Gallagher's spring '13 presentation
The nails at Erin Fetherston's spring '13 presentation
More of the nails at Erin Fetherston's spring '13 presentation
Sienna from Julep
Full Monty and Lillibet's Jubilee from Butter London