As its name implies, the primary focus of fashion week is the parade of collections that make their way down runways across the four-city circuit, but often just as fascinating at the shows are the beauty looks. Designers work closely with top hairstylists, makeup artists, and nail designers on bringing their creative visions to their full potential, and Spring 2020 was full of exciting concepts to match the wildly creative looks that headed down many top runways. Euphoria-style colored eyeliner made its way into several collections, and several individual shows created fantastical worlds with their beauty details: think the colored wigs that enhanced Jeremy Scott's spacey '80s romp, the maximalist golden eye looks Pat McGrath created for Valentino, and the exaggerated Twiggy lashes that showed up alongside some of Marc Jacobs' unapologetically fun and over-the-top creations as well as in European collections like Rixo and Olivier Theyskens.
This season, in addition to the hair & makeup that always grabs attention, nails proved to be a platform for creativity for Spring 2020. From Scott to Gucci to Marine Serre, every look was different but nonetheless beautifully complemented the accompanying collection's aesthetic. From this, it's evident that just like those of fashion as a whole, manicure trends are embracing an eclectic portfolio that will fit a mix of minimalist, maximalist, fanciful, and edgy aesthetics as the industry heads into a new decade. If your outfit doesn’t seem quite complete for some reason, take inspiration from some of the below nail looks for a truly compelling finishing touch.
Rag & Bone
Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya