CND wows at London Fashion Week

CND™ played a key role at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 creating nails for eccentric London-based designer Ryan LO, and Womenswear Designer of the Year, Simone Rocha.

For Ryan LO's runway show, the team created two detailed nail styles to reflect his collection which combined street style with Japanese teen fashions. Custom nail styles embodied the ‘Street Chic' theme, showcasing sophistication with an urban kick.  The CND™ Design Lab Team, led by Jan Arnold and CND™ creative lead Marian Newman, brought the intricate creations to life using Shellac™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Colour and Vinylux™ Weekly Polish. 

“It's great to partner with CND and kick off the European side of Fashion Week with the mesmerizing Ryan LO show in London,” said Marian Newman. “Japanese street met urban chic on the runway, with decadent designs adorning nails and accent chains reminiscent of a clutch bag, morphing nails into jewelry and fashion accessories.“

“The transitional theme of the collection dared us to unite two contrasting styles, classic femininity and urban edge,” added Jan Arnold, CND Co-Founder & Style Director. “Pushing the boundaries of fashion, these looks introduced a new generation of style, with the show's youthful Japanese teenager transforming into a mature fashion innovator.”

At Simone Rocha's show, her collection embraced modern femininity and built on the theme of ‘protection'. Led by Roxanne Valinoti, CND™ Education Manager, and Marian Newman, the team used their latest innovation, Ridgefx™ Nail Surface Enhancer to make nails look and feel smoother while visibly brightening the natural colour with the hint of a satin pink hue.

“Ridgefx™ delivered a beautiful and timeless glow while celebrating the collection's protective theme and making its own runway debut,” stated Jan. “From the garments to the nails, this collaboration delivered a youthful, healthy aesthetic that compliments women of all ages and skin tones. This was universal style at its finest!” 

Marian added: “Ridgefx™ is the foundation to any flawless manicure. When taking this to the streets in your own life, use it as your base layer and build upon it using Vinylux™ Weekly Polish in your favourite colour – think of it like the beautiful fabric layering we saw at Simone Rocha runway.”