New York, NY (September 8, 2014) – CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled an eclectic assortment of eye-catching nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at Lincoln Center in New York City. The clothing and nails represented elements of both punk rock and royalty. Best described as contemporary couture, this first-time fashion collaboration made for a unique and startling artistic clash of texture and color from head to toe.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Libertine this season,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. ”The moment I walked into the design studio, I knew we were all set up for success. Every piece of clothing was an exceptional work of art with a playful and artistic perspective – and our team designed the most spectacular nails to finish off the looks!”
“Working with CND this season has been a jangly, sparkling experience,” said Libertine designer Johnson Hartig. “When we first sat down to talk concepts with Jan and the team I expected to have one uniform nail look across the board. It was fantastic when they came back with three concepts that I really loved. The nails were the exclamation point for the collection. CND brought their unparalleled nail artistry to the table and completely nailed it…if you’ll pardon the pun.”
The nails presented at the Libertine show were a brilliant counterpart to the embellished and perfectly deconstructed pieces of clothing that walked down the runway. The handmade works of art, created by the elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team, were constructed on medium length, almond shaped nails, painted with VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and tricked out with unconventional materials like seed bead tassels and crystals. Some models sported jewel-encrusted lettering that spelled out “LIBERTINE!” across both hands, while other models showcased a unique look on each fingertip, including a hand-sculpted skull with a moveable jaw and accented with a gold tooth, created entirely from CND® Liquid & Powder.
“Johnson has changed the way fashion thinks of graphics, deconstruction of the classic and recycled clothing,” said Arnold. “Through his vision, Libertine has altered the status quo in the fashion world – and that exactly what CND continues to do in the nail industry. We’re the perfect match!”
For visuals, how-tos and behind-the-scenes coverage of CND’s Fashion Week S/S 2015 designer collaborations and nail designs, please visit the CND Fashion Week Digital Headquarters at http://cnd.com/fwdigitalhq/design-lab.php.