Global leader in professional nail care designs exclusive runway looks for Fashion Week
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, showcased a dreamy water-inspired nail design yesterday at Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The unique show was a hybrid fashion experience – equal parts runway show and theatrical play – that spoke to the simplicity of adolescent dreams and innocence. With architectural silhouettes and water prints composed of typewriter copy, the clothing explored the idea of new vs. old technology, while the nails completed the story with lush, saturated colour and references to flowing water.
“When we heard Opening Ceremony’s creative vision for this collection, we were ecstatic,” said CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold. “The colours and concepts fall perfectly in line with CND’s spring 2015 trend story, which is all about unplugging from today’s digital world and embracing the simpler things. Sun-bleached tones and dreamy watercolour paintings emerge from a heightened sensitivity to the perfection of nature. Nails are easy and softly squared – as wearable and simple as a barefoot stroll through the grass.”
The nails presented at the Opening Ceremony show were a collaborative effort between the elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team, Opening Ceremony and their design consultant, celebrity nail artist Naomi Yasuda. The handmade works of art were created using VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and CND® Additives in greens and pinks inspired by CND’s spring 2015 colour collection, as well as black, for three unique hues of the same pixelated water prints.
“The nails that CND designed, in collaboration with Naomi Yasuda, for us this season were the perfect finishing touch to our overall story,” said Opening Ceremony designer Humberto Leon. “We wanted this show to transport the audience to that moment when you’re lying by the pool staring at the sun and you fade into a half-sleep fantasy world where everything becomes blurry and dreamlike.”
“We chose to partner with Opening Ceremony this season because we love their unconventional and experimental approach to fashion,” said Arnold. “Carol and Humberto touch a global community and are making high fashion accessible to the masses. This speaks to the core of what CND is all about! With nail design, you can elevate your look with the stroke of a brush – and we empower women around the world to embrace nails as their ultimate fashion accessory.”
Founded in 1979 and based in Vista, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail colour. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education, and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.