Introducing this season’s hottest manicure trends, compliments of Fashion Month

The Best Nail Looks At Fashion Week Spring 2020

The best new nail looks, straight from the runway

Beauty Crew Junior Beauty Writer / September 25 2019

Ever find yourself at the nail salon flicking through wheel after wheel of nail designs and fretting over what to get? Us too! And, more often than not, after we’ve done our routine dance of nail indecision, we end up opting for none other than the same look we’ve been wearing for the past 10 weeks.

Sound familiar?

Well, fear not friends because the international Spring 2020 fashion month circuit is currently underway and the runway has been serving some seriously Pinterest-worthy manicures that’ll have your nail inspo covered for months to come. This month-long fashion (and beauty, obvs!) degustation kicks off in New York before traversing to London, Milan and finally Paris where the designers reveal their new season collections for spring.

Here are the best nails looks spotted at Fashion Month Spring 2020, so far:

Pearl-studded nails at Alice + Olivia, NYFW

This dreamy manicure by celeb nail stylist Gina Edwards was spotted at Alice + Olivia and gives a whole new meaning to ‘pearlescent’ nails. Tiny individual stones and pearls were placed on the ends of models’ nails, creating an ultra-femme French manicure unlike anything we’ve seen before.

don't mind us: we're just totally overwhelmed by the sickening levels of nail majesty at #nyfw. Pearl french manis by @ginaedwards_ for @aliceandolivia, pop art by @misspopnails for @jeremyscott, the return of oxblood at #tommyxzendaya by @naominailsnyc, a classic thin version of the french mani by #misspopnails for #prabalgurung and branded nails by #naomiyasuda for #helmutlang * ! ! ! ! ! #beauty #newyorkfashionweek #nyfwnails #runway #runwaynails #manimonday #nailjunkie #nailart #pearlnails #popartnails #nailinspo #frenchmanicure #aliceandolivia #jeremyscott #dopenails #manimonday #nails #nailporn #nailsoftheday #cuteforever #manicure #nailpolish #fashion #manucure #ongles
don't mind us: we're just totally overwhelmed by the sickening levels of nail majesty at #nyfw. Pearl french manis by @ginaedwards_ for @aliceandolivia, pop art by @misspopnails for @jeremyscott, the return of oxblood at #tommyxzendaya by @naominailsnyc, a classic thin version of the french mani by #misspopnails for #prabalgurung and branded nails by #naomiyasuda for #helmutlang * ! ! ! ! ! #beauty #newyorkfashionweek #nyfwnails #runway #runwaynails #manimonday #nailjunkie #nailart #pearlnails #popartnails #nailinspo #frenchmanicure #aliceandolivia #jeremyscott #dopenails #manimonday #nails #nailporn #nailsoftheday #cuteforever #manicure #nailpolish #fashion #manucure #ongles

Shellac bouquets at Libertine, NYFW

Have you ever seen a nail look quite as extra as this?! Libertine has been partial to an imaginative mani in previous years and this year was no exception. Floral bouquets of Shellac were handmade by nail master Valerie Ducharme using CND Shellac products that were affixed to the models’ nails. Stunning!

@officiallibertine @NYFW SS2020 was on another level of artistry, in EVERY WAY! Shown here on nails are CND SHELLAC bouquets, all hand made by the outrageous @vdnailart VALERIE Ducharme!! I've never seen anything so amazing and beautiful!!!❤️ Besides the genius of technical artistry this demonstrates, note the incredible flexibility and resistancy of our amazing @cndworld Shellac! Savor the magic!!! Xo - Jan ❤️
@officiallibertine @NYFW SS2020 was on another level of artistry, in EVERY WAY! Shown here on nails are CND SHELLAC bouquets, all hand made by the outrageous @vdnailart VALERIE Ducharme!! I've never seen anything so amazing and beautiful!!!❤️ Besides the genius of technical artistry this demonstrates, note the incredible flexibility and resistancy of our amazing @cndworld Shellac! Savor the magic!!! Xo - Jan ❤️

All out ‘80s at Jeremy Scott, NYFW

An absolute explosion of different colours and nail art patterns formed the basis of this wild ‘80s-inspired nail look at Jeremy Scott’s show. What a vibe! We’re thinking this is a goodie to file away for a fun summer holiday mani.

@jeremyscott Look 1 SO fun! Created with @essie in In the Cabana, Mod Square, Butler Please, Licorice and new for fall Hay There. What a dream to create these nails for the legendary @carlynecerfdedudzeele , the guru who gives me the guidance and the chance to 💅 my heart out. #carlynecerfdedudzeele #jeremyscott #nyfw #essie #essiepartner #essienyfw
@jeremyscott Look 1 SO fun! Created with @essie in In the Cabana, Mod Square, Butler Please, Licorice and new for fall Hay There. What a dream to create these nails for the legendary @carlynecerfdedudzeele , the guru who gives me the guidance and the chance to 💅 my heart out. #carlynecerfdedudzeele #jeremyscott #nyfw #essie #essiepartner #essienyfw

Stone-inspired swirls at Roland Mouret, LFW

Intricate swirls of colour mesmerised on the nails of models at Roland Mouret’s show. The nail art designs were created by manicurist Marian Newman and were inspired by Marla Aaron's colourful stone jewellery collection featured in the show.

When nails match jewellery. A story for the season. @roland_mouret and @marlaaaron #fordite #lapis #agate #lfwss20 #teammariannewman for @kurebazaar hair @sammcknight1 mu @sambryantmakeup styling #sophianeophitou Special thanks @kikasnailart
When nails match jewellery. A story for the season. @roland_mouret and @marlaaaron #fordite #lapis #agate #lfwss20 #teammariannewman for @kurebazaar hair @sammcknight1 mu @sambryantmakeup styling #sophianeophitou Special thanks @kikasnailart

Translucent tips at Halpern, LFW

This gorgeous reverse French manicure spotted at the Halpern show featured clear stiletto tips. “Models walked with power, wielding their talons in a display of excessive elegance,” said CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold, describing the look as an homage to the days of Studio 54.

Michael Halpern created glittering magic @londonfashionweek, paying a stunning homage to the days of Studio 54! Nails were a modern take of the 70's reverse French Manicure in shades of @cndworld Spring 2020 shades, chromed to blinding shine over crystal clear stilettos. Models walked with power, wielding their talons in a display of excessive elegance. Huge accolades to the most talented nail team on the planet for their precision creations: @shelena2002, @heatherreynosa, @traceyleenails, @winnieisawesome, @vdnailart, @misashton and to Brand Ambassador, @mariannewman and her @cndworld team for bringing it to life backstage! Xo - ❤️ Jan
Michael Halpern created glittering magic @londonfashionweek, paying a stunning homage to the days of Studio 54! Nails were a modern take of the 70's reverse French Manicure in shades of @cndworld Spring 2020 shades, chromed to blinding shine over crystal clear stilettos. Models walked with power, wielding their talons in a display of excessive elegance. Huge accolades to the most talented nail team on the planet for their precision creations: @shelena2002, @heatherreynosa, @traceyleenails, @winnieisawesome, @vdnailart, @misashton and to Brand Ambassador, @mariannewman and her @cndworld team for bringing it to life backstage! Xo - ❤️ Jan

Scalloped nails at Yuhan Wang, LFW

At Yuhun Wang we spied with our little eyes one absolutely gorgeous nail look. Scalloped edges created by nail artist Lauren Michelle Phires gave this look a super quirky yet oh-so pretty finish.

MY SS20 NAIL LOOK 'THE FRENCH PUFF' MANICURE 🏹☁️ hand scalloped 400 nails 🥵 for YUHAN WANG'S SHOW @fashion_east styling YEON makeup TERRY hair TEIJI and nails by me 👩🏽‍🎨 thank u to my sponsor @the_gelbottle_inc my agent and amazing assistants, photo Barber @dandvmanagement #LMPnails
MY SS20 NAIL LOOK 'THE FRENCH PUFF' MANICURE 🏹☁️ hand scalloped 400 nails 🥵 for YUHAN WANG'S SHOW @fashion_east styling YEON makeup TERRY hair TEIJI and nails by me 👩🏽‍🎨 thank u to my sponsor @the_gelbottle_inc my agent and amazing assistants, photo Barber @dandvmanagement #LMPnails

Spots and French tips at Oscar de le Renta, LFW

This simple yet eye-catching manicure at Oscar de le Renta’s show was created by editorial nail artist Miss Pop and team using Zoya Nail Polish in four different skin-flattering shades.

💅 Look 2 @oscardelarenta featuring @zoyanailpolish in coral Sawyer and 4 skin-flattering nudes- Brenna, Jack, Spencer and Chanelle. Styled by @natasharoyt make up @tompecheux hair @odilegilbert_official @rebeccamaynesphoto @tokibunbun @fernandogarciam1205 #zoyanyfw #oscardelarenta #runwaynails #nyfw #nyfwnails
💅 Look 2 @oscardelarenta featuring @zoyanailpolish in coral Sawyer and 4 skin-flattering nudes- Brenna, Jack, Spencer and Chanelle. Styled by @natasharoyt make up @tompecheux hair @odilegilbert_official @rebeccamaynesphoto @tokibunbun @fernandogarciam1205 #zoyanyfw #oscardelarenta #runwaynails #nyfw #nyfwnails

The ‘naked’ manicure at Giorgio Armani, MFW

Easily the most low-key nail trend we’ve witnessed so far, the models at Giorgio Armani appeared to be wearing essentially nothing on their nails. After seeing loads of extravagant nail art throughout the Fashion Week circuit, it was refreshing to see manicure minimalism definitely hasn’t gone out of style. For all the deets on achieving the perfect ‘naked’ manicure, check out our story here.

Elements of nature provide endless inspiration at the #GiorgioArmani SS20 fashion show #mfw Credits: @giuseppelarosa_ph
Elements of nature provide endless inspiration at the #GiorgioArmani SS20 fashion show #mfw Credits: @giuseppelarosa_ph

If you’re looking for more new nail inspiration, take a look at this Insta-worthy tortoiseshell nail trend.

Which of these manicures is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

Main image credit: @misspopnails

Isobel is BEAUTYcrew’s Junior Beauty Writer. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously an intern in the beauty department at ELLE Australia.