The fashion code for manicure of the season autumn-winter 2018 is simplicity. Unlike previous seasons, this time designers focused on simple and comfortable manicure variants that do not require a long time for application and which can be easily replicated at home. If we single out the main trends then this is 1. Short length, 2. Oval and almond shaped; 3. Colors – black, shades of red and nude; 4. Textures – gloss, metallic; 5. Design – geometry.
The Main Manicure Trends In Autumn-Winter 2018
1. Short Nails
The manicurists have shortened the models’ nails at the shows almost at the level of the fingertips with a strong decisiveness to abandon the traditional gender attributes. If you are not ready for such a radical decision, then leave the length when the nail protrudes no more than 2-3 mm. Longer nails are appropriate only if you got the almond-shaped nail plate.
Photos from the shows: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Erin Fetherston, Each X Other
2. Oval And Almond-Shaped
There are some basic nail shapes which are always in trendy and never lose their relevance. The one of these is the oval shape. This season, oval nails lead the rest leaving a soft square behind. Another variation of the oval is the almond shape. It got its name due to the fact that the nail is given the shape of the almond kernel (the oval which is slightly narrower at the end).
Photos from the shows: Antonio Marras, Gucci, The Blonds
3. Red Nails
Red color has become the most fashionable in manicure as well as in the clothes. There were all the shades of red color presented on the podium, ranging from bright scarlet to dark wine. Red manicure is an eternal classics. They also symbolize sexuality.
Photos from the shows: Jeremy Scott, Altuzarra, Bibhu Mohapatra
4. Black Nails
Black nails have long ceased to be considered a sign of the underground, and removed into everyday images from the stylistic elements of gothic and rock. In manicure black color can be used solo be taken as a basis to combine with contrasting white or with silver/gold.
Photos from the shows: Monse, Nicole Miller, Creatures Of The Wind
Nude nail polish shades are unlikely to ever lose its popularity. They serve as an excellent alternative to the classic French manicure. Modest, restrained and calm nude tones are considered the standard of naturalness. They are very close to the shade of the naked skin. Creamy, powdery, coffee, biscuit, caramel, with a warmer or cold undertone – you may choose any.
Photos from the shows: Blugirl, Emilio Pucci, Cividini
Silver and gold metallic are everywhere this season, including clothes, shoes and even manicure. A matte metallic is as topical as the gloss which resembles a mirror coating.
Photos from the shows: Alexis Mabille, Daks, Nicholas K
Glitter is a great variant of the festive manicure. Glitter is a shiny crumb which makes flickering effect to the nails. It can be used for completely covering the nail plate or selecting its separate fragment, for example, only from above.
Photos from the shows: Naeem Khan, Tadashi Shoji, Christian Siriano
7. A Strip
This season, the nail art has appeared before us in the shape of geometric elements. A laconic thin strip is especially popular. It can be drawn or made by using ready-made stickers.
Photos from the shows: Cushnie et Ochs, Laura Biagiotti, Delpozo
8. Emphasis On One Nail
Another trendy specialty is the manicure with the emphasis on a certain nail. This means you can choose a polish shade for one nail which is different from the shade on the other nails. Or just apply an application, glitter or painting on it. In general, you have to highlight one nail among the rest somehow.
Photos from the shows: Zadig Voltaire, Tibi, Fyodor Golan
Rhinestones on the nails have also received a minimalistic performance this season. Now they don’t cover the whole nail plate but form small jewelry compositions. Following this trend, the best way is to place stones or rhinestones just on one nail, leaving the rest of the nails covered only with polish.
Photos from the shows: Antonio Marras, Naeem Khan, Bibhu Mohapatra
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