As we all know, nails form an important component of our everyday looks, also being a crucial factor for the overall success or failure of the looks. Thus knowing everything about the most fashionable and stylish nails is very essential for you to be able to have modern and cool looks. And what else if not the fashion trends concerning nail polishes can be the best sources of having all the necessary information about how to have good-looking nails? So that’s what we are going to talk about right now, introducing the fall/ winter 2014-2015 nail polish trends so that you have a general insight about which are the most popular and stylish nail polish options that the famous fashion houses opted for.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #1: Natural Nail Length and Shapes
The inclination towards natural looks has been preserved now as well and the fashion houses demonstrated the strong positions of the natural accents of nails during their fall/winter shows once more. Thus, the most popular length of the nails has been preserved within short and medium options, going from 2-3 to 5 mm. Half-circle shapes are another noteworthy alternative, accompanied with the other widespread shapes like almond type nails. Overall, there was a tendency to omit forms like squared nails and other strict shapes for the coming season. Fashion houses like Wes Gordon, Tess Giberson, Cushnie et Ochs, and Betsey Johnson were all the representatives of this trend.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #2: Bordeaux and Other Muted Tones of Red
These shades form one of the most widespread and popular nail polish colors that prevailed during the shows. Particularly, we can speak about the bordeaux tones and the accents like blue, black, and golden coming as varieties of wine tones. Thus, the alternatives suggested by Alexis Mabille, Costello Tagliapietra, Genny, Zana Bayne, Noon by Noor, and Zac Posen form a really impressive array of variants of using this luxurious shade, also coming with the interesting inclination towards minimalistic and monochrome representations.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #3: Golden Accents
Golden shade forms the following noteworthy trend we would like to talk about. Such details have always been the symbols of luxury and comfort and for the coming season they unveil the bright and sunny looks for us. For the fall/ winter season, the designers suggested to not only go for the monochrome golden looks, but also to create the most diverse and creative design patterns and prints with this shade. For instance, you can create French manicure with the golden shade and have something innovative and chic. The most successful representations of golden manicure were introduced by Mara Hoffman, Peter Som, and Naeem Khan.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #4: Nude Nails
Talking about natural looks, we simply can’t note the nude nails as a unique variety, as this type of nails left the array of the details included in the natural looks as such long ago. Forming a separate independent trend, they managed to gain great popularity especially for the coming season. Thus, saying nude we mean shades like beige, pale peachy, soft pink, milky white, etc. The most popular tones are those having some glittery textures, but still the matte shades are not excluded from the list, either. Fashion houses like Anthony Vaccarello, Milly by Michelle Smith, Helmut Lang, Jenny Packham, Mara Hoffman and Lela Rose have included these shades in their most effective combinations.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #5: Moon-Type Nails
This is the following mega trend of the season. Experiments are especially encouraged with this type of nails. There is a wide range of options out of which you can pick the one you like most. It can be something bold, or traditional and classic, taken with shades like bordeaux and black. In addition, the forms that the nails had were not exactly of half-circular shapes, but also came with some innovative solutions, for instance, forming an arrow-shaped space instead. Noon Noor, Zimmermann, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Charlotte Ronson, Tadashi Shoji, Zang Toi and Azede Jean Pierre have all given a special place to these forms.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #6: Stripes
Speaking about the diversity of the nail patterns, we can, for instance, point out the linear and stripy patterns that we noted with great proportions during many shows. Those linear prints mainly came with vertical directions and with the most incredible shade combinations. Thus, we saw combos of red and black, pale blue and bordeaux and even colorful with almost all the colors taken with different overtones for each nail. Mathieu Mirano, Nonoo and Cynthia Rowley introduced some really impressive options of that type.
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Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #7: Extravagant Nails
Going for extravagant and unexpected solutions was another peculiar aspect for the shows that we saw. Such options include the craziest interpretations and prints like the all-painted fingertips presented by stylists Thom Browne and Creatures. As for The Blonds maximum “armed” options were especially advised.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #8: Fantasy on Nails
If you want to appear in a colorful fairy tale, you don’t even need any magic for that! You simply need to look through the basic options presented by fashion houses like Nicole Miller, Libertine and Degen. Techniques like ombre and gradient textures are some of the most popular details adorning these colorful interpretations. Bold solutions like having a different nail design for each nail is the following noteworthy variant you can try.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #9: Glittery and Shimmery Nails
Despite the fact that shimmery and glittery manicure is not meant for everyday looks, you can still go for this kind of looks for having absolutely chic and cool combinations, especially well put in case of special occasions and events like dates or engagement. Betsey Johnson, Badgley Mischka and Libertine are great examples.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #10: Lace Manicure
The following super modern and chic design pattern for nails that can be ever used is the lace manicure which comes with the most diverse patterns and prints, of course, the classical patterns of lace texture being preserved. The key for these looks is to combine their design with lace textures, or come up with even more innovative options like pepita houndstooth, or the simple checks. The Blonds, Coach, Ann Yee have all opted for these youthful and cool nail polish types.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #11: Metallic Shades
Metallic shades are the following everlasting fashion trend in general, with a range of combinations with the most diverse and different patterns possible, thus including the monotone options and the combos with golden shades like Badgley Mischka designed the nails of the models for the fall/winter 2014 show.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Nail Trend #12: Matching the Nail Polishes with Lips or Garments
The designers and the fashion houses have gone this far with the experiments trying to match nail polish styles and colors with the lipstick shade, the clothes or the accessories. Orchid shades, bordeaux, creamy, yellow, etc. are the most successful play pairs for such looks. Such were the suggestions by Alexandre Herchcovitch, who opted for small red shade hints matching them with white background and the red garments. Noor by Noor is the following fashion house, which exactly implemented this technique. So are the Zana Bayne, Zimmermann, and Alice + Olivia options.
So this was probably all and we do hope that you’ll be able to create some more stylish and cool looks with the help of knowing the best fall/ winter 2014-2015 nail polish trends. Ranging from classic to experimental, they will provide you with more ideas and design solutions in order to have specific nail design variants for each and every style and combo.
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