As a contrast to the bold nail-art on runways in the previous seasons, OPI created nudes and neutrals that dominated the catwalks of the 2013 New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Day 1: BCBGMAXAZRIA and Candela

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OPI for BCBGMAXAZRIA

OPI kicked off Fashion Week this year with BCBGMAXAZRIA at Lincoln Center. The BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring Summer collection was a mixture of summer breeze and light femininity. Intricate patterns and soft textures caressed the model’s figures, paying homage to carefree summer days.

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OPI for BCBGMAXAZRIA

The OPI team was led by OPI Lead Manicurist, Renee Meyers, who chose to use the shade ‘Samoan Sand’ – a soft and glossy neutral nude, on all the models.

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OPI for Candela

The second show for OPI was Candela, a collection inspired by a nautical fairytale: the story of a woman cast-away. The clothes featured mermaid-like lengths, bright embroidery, tropical ruffles and feminine lace.

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OPI for Candela

Gabi Perezutti from OPI created a natural glossy nude pink using OPI’s ‘Barre My Soul’ on fingers and toes. The colour has a warm pink undertone that complemented Candela’s semi-sheer, lacy and embellished garments.

Day 2: Jenni Kayne and Houghton

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OPI for Jenni Kayne

OPI joined California designer Jenni Kayne on the second day in a show that displayed spectacular masculine tailoring mixed with textured leather and layered whites. Geometry was conveyed through the cuts and folds of the clothing, contrasted against vintage warm tones.

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OPI for Jenni Kayne

The clean slate lines and neutral colour palette was extended to the nails. OPI created a manicure using the neutral hue ‘Don’t Pretzel My Buttons’ paired with a striking white moon using ‘Alpine Snow’.

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Glowing femininity returned later in the afternoon with Houghton’s Spring Summer collection. In an afternoon garden-party inspired show, the models strutted down in cotton whites, subtle florals and vintage tailoring.

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OPI for Houghton

Giving a girly twist to the look, OPI used ‘Theodora You’ on fingers and toes. A pastel pink with gloss finish, the nails complemented the models’ baby pink cheeks and sheer pink lips.

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