NYFW behind the scenes: Essie at Jenny Packham FW17
Behind the scenes nail coverage from NYFW F/W17 continues with essie at the Jenny Packham show.
I’m happy to report that nail art is still relevant. Now more than ever DIY’ers continue to saturate social media channels and while there are many talented and creative DIY nail artists, i’ve noticed a shift in simplicity to this on-going nail art trend.
By adding a one stroke side swipe of an alternative shade of nail polish, suddenly you created a brand new look, that’s wearable day or night and still considered work appropriate and accepted in all age categories.
Case in point… nail art from the Jenny Packham show at New York Fashion Week on February 12.
For the Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2017 show, the collection was inspired by a blend of modern and traditional that define the British identity. Corgis, pearls, youth culture and punk edge. Julie Kandalec for essie used this inspiration to create a modern twist on the chevron French manicure, creating a tonal, off-center design with smokin’ hot and master plan.
get the look
- Start by applying first base base coat to each nail.
- Then, using the side of the essie brush, apply master plan to the tip of each nail creating one side of the diagonal. Let dry.
- On the opposite side of the nail tip apply smokin’ hot, extending the diagonal just a bit so you have an asymmetrical tip.
- Finish with good to go top coat for a high-gloss shine.
essie pro tip: When using two different hues of the same tone to create a chevron French manicure, Julie suggests starting with the color that is the most sheer.
Here’s a live video of the Jenny Packham FW17 show.