Fashion Week Nail Trends Spring 2013: Must-See Manis At Erin Fetherston, VEDA, and Kaelen

Nail trends are becoming an increasingly important part of fashion week beauty. At New York Fashion Week, butter LONDON's new Global Colour Ambassador Katie Hughes is getting a baptism by fire. She created the cool nail looks at Erin Fetherston, VEDA, and Kaelen so far.

"Kaelen showed a powerful collection featuring designs with a modern 80s vibe. Sharp lines with rock prints, lucite accents, and pops of sunny neon yellow rounded out a mainly black palette," Hughes said. "For nails, we went for a high contrast distressed nail using black as the base, a bespoke nude khaki was then layered in jagged strokes towards the bed."

Hughes used butter LONDON Yummy Mummy and Union Jack Black. For a dual-textured look with "disheveled luxury" the team matted out only the black section with Matte Finish Shine-Free Topcoat.


My favorite so far is the modern, geometric look at Veda, above. 

"The nails were inspired by the tie-dye pieces of the collection, which we complemented with a bespoke Cosmic Nail, including a mix of mauve and olive [Toff and Sloane Ranger] with celestial effects," Hughes said. "Knackered was used as a top coat to give the nails a holographic effect. To add an edge to the look, a glossy black stripe was added [using Union Jack Black] for an unexpected geometric element."


Erin Fetherston was, of course, ethereal, with metallic nails to mimic the effect of jewelry. 

"We used Lillibet's Jubilee, a silver metallic color with a lilac finish that adds a feminine touch to the rock & roll vintage feel," Hughes said.

Even if these nail looks are for Spring 2013, you'd be forgiven if you were inspired to run out and try them for fall. 

Images via Siren PR for butter LONDON