CND Rocks Alexander Wang Fall 2013 Collection
The fashion world has taken notice of nails – the runways aren’t dressed unless the talons look hot. CND recently unveiled a distinctive design for the Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013 Ready to Wear show. CND Co-founder Jan Arnold & the eponymous designer collaborated on artwork for looks appearing on the runway at The Cunard Building in New York City.
Jan Arnold is a pioneer in the nail and fashion industries, leading CND to integrate nail artistry into Cynthia Rowley’s runway show in 1996. Since then, highly artistic, awesomely intricate, trend-setting manicures have been a staple at New York Fashion Week and around the world. CND collaborated with select designers this season, including Wang, to craft nails that extend & interpret each look as the fashion designer had envisioned with their first sketch.
The Nail Colour
CND created a time worn sand stone manicure on an androgynous length providing an urban vibe. CND color in Impossibly Plush was feathered with a fan brush from the sides toward the center. After sealing with CND Speedey Top Coat the shine was buffed with a CND Glossing Buffer giving the nail a natural eroded monochromatic look.
“The CND & Alexander Wang partnership represents the intersection of fashion & beauty on an elevated level,” said Arnold. “Through sketches, sharing inspirational images & thoughts, we created a unique, enigmatic nail look perfect for the runway, red carpet, or every day by using the various design elements.”
Alexander Wang added, “CND brought the vision & talent to create the perfect subtle nail design to complement the collection. We were able to work together to bring some of the textures seen in the fabrics into the nails.”
Each runway season CND sets nail trends & provides nail professionals around the world with visual inspiration. Coupled with the company’s commitment to serving the nail professional with innovative products, class-leading education & salon support, CND strives to advance the state of the industry in their 65 international markets & beyond.
“We are nails, fashion & beauty, just as our new tagline reads,” Arnold continued. “It was exciting to work with such a unique talent & we look forward to how his customer & ours interpret this look for themselves—whether they adopt the unique texture, color palette, length or shape, they will be on trend for Fall 2013!”