CND continued making its own fashion statements at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) last week, with the team designing nail looks for shows by Jayson Brunsdon, Manning Cartel and Therese Rawsthorne.

Jayson Brunsdon’s show featured a fifties influence with full skirts, slender floor length sheaths, crisp white dresses with draped backs and pretty blouses in bronze, white, minty blue and peach shades. With a brief of “beige nude nails with a solid shine”, CND used the neutral Putty, layered with CND Gold Shimmer Effect and finished with another coat of Putty.

Manning Cartell’s look was sheer lace and feminine ruching teamed with perforated ivory leather. Shades of pale grey, textured silver, beige and black were broken up with the occasional colourful paint splatter design. Daintily-shaped, short, natural nails were painted with CND’s Blackjack; a classic, rich black bold enough to complement Cartell’s style statement and subtle enough not to steal the show.

   
Images: Six 6 Photography, courtesy of Pacific Nail & Beauty.

The piece de resistance was the Romance Was Born show, where nails starred not just on the hands and feet. Designers Anna and Luke requested over 2000 hand-painted nail tips from the CND team to hand sew into their garments, the majority being used in one of their characters, aptly named “Nail Slut” (pictured above left). Colours included: Blackjack, Raisin in The Sun, Green Scene, Eclectic Purple. Tutu, Emerald Shimmer and Gold Sparkle. One-off jewellery and headdresses were also made from the tips.

Romance Was Born also used 20 unique embellished nails by CND to create a nail scale fabric print which was used throughout their Spring/Summer collection. Thigh high boots, dresses, jeans, hats, and shorts were all made from the print.