While we patiently wait for fashion month to kick into high gear in North America, our attention was completely captivated by the Spring 2013 couture shows in Paris the past couple of weeks!

Many collections have been including very minimal colour on nails, which was all the more reason for the Tips team to interpret the collection patterns, prints and textures as inspiration for nail looks. Read on to see some extremely impressive skills splashed across our canvas of choice: the nail.

Elie Saab

This look is inspired by Elie Saab’s Spring 2013 couture collection, which he aptly titled, “An Ode to Delicateness”. There is no arguing that the beaded lace dress in a soft, dusty blue shade with a lacy, nude hem is the epitome of delicate. We interpreted the nude hem as the nail tip and love the contrast of the overall look!

Screencap - Giambattista Valli S2013 with nails (snow leopard)

This look is inspired by Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2013 couture collection. While the look is black and white, it is anything but basic or boring. This leopard print opened the show, and while leopard has been everywhere on everything for quite some time now, the snow leopard spots felt like a renewed lease on the trend.

Screencap - Giambattista Valli S2013 with nails (trelliswork)

This look is also inspired by Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2013 couture collection. This collection definitely kept us on our toes in spite of the very controlled colour palette. Valli used mixed textures for visual interest, and a recurring texture throughout the collection was this trelliswork aspect, which really translated well to the nail.

These nail looks were created by Naomi and Oksana at Tips Nail Bar. Pretty insane skills, right?!

 

written by Poonam Kaur Billing

 


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