Nail polish colors hot off the New York Fashion Week runways for spring 2012

New York Fashion Week spring 2012 nail colors chosen by designers for the runways have been revealed. Pale shades, dark hues and nail art were all present on the New York catwalks, giving nail polish fans a glimpse into the next hottest hues for fingertips.

Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2012: Rebecca Minkoff created a feminine and flirty collection with a variety of bright colors. To stay in theme with her “girly” collection, nails on the runway were painted in candy stripes! There were two coats of Essie “Below the Belt” used as the base; which is a creamy white color. Then, two coats of Essie’s “Pink Parka” were used to create vertical pink stripes. Nail art was on the runway!


Suno spring/summer 2012: the show was inspired by the transition of a young girl into womanhood. The designer wanted to create a “fresh, dewy look that still keeps an essence of innocence.” The nail polish of choice was Essie “Main Squeeze” which is a sheer, iridescent pink.


Edun spring/summer 2012: The collection was described as “fresh, light and airy, creatively juxtaposed iconic floral prints with tribal African patterns.” The designer chose several shades of nude nail polish for the runway show including Essie’s “potato Fields” and “BFF Best Boyfriend.”


Prism spring/summer 2012: Inspired by “avant-garde imagery from the 1970’s,” the collection included burgundy, antique gold, dark green and burnt orange. Nails were painted with Essie’s “Bobbing for Baubles” which is a slate grey hue.


Preen spring/summer 2012: Preen’s collection was all about feminine flair and pastels. Fingers were painted in Essie’s “Pink Lemonade” which is an iridescent shade of light pink. Toes were painted with one coat of “Chastity” by Essie; a solid, deep pink with a hint of lilac.


The majority of the New York designers chose neutral and pale shades of nail polish for their runways. It should be interesting to see which colors appear on the European runways.

Photos courtesy of Essie.