15 Fresh Nail Art Ideas, Straight From NYFW

Click through for 15 modern takes on nail art that we spotted backstage at New York Fashion Week this season.

Kyle Ericksen

To complement the clean yet bold lines in Opening Ceremony's collection, Naomi Yasuda for Essie created a diagonal "negative space" nail design. Her advice for trying this one at home? "Scotch tape!"

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Katie Jane Hughes, Butter London global colour ambassador, created a gold half moon and tip at Tadashi Shoji's Moroccan-inspired show.

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The scalloped tips at Charlotte Ronson, created by celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards for KISS Products, Inc., played off of the details in the collection.

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MAC manicurist Keri Blair's matte nail with Mylar tape around the edges for Ohne Titel was a nod to the textures seen in the collection.

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Cinnamon Bowser for Zoya crafted elegant color-blocked nails for Peter Som using shades of nude, pewter metallic and black.

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Manicurist Miss Pop for KISS Products, Inc. gave the nails at Erin Fetherston a "refined" half moon for a feminine look.

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At Band of Outsiders, Deborah Lippmann created a modern take on the classic French manicure. To achieve the precise lines, she rotated the finger, not the brush, while painting.

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Jin Soon Choi's minimalist nail art look at Prabal Gurung consisted of a single, off-center stripe on the three middle nails.

Kyle Ericksen

For an edgy and textured French manicure at Wes Gordon, Essie's Rita Remark applied a coat of Matte About You over the red shade Bordeaux, and then brushed Wicked, a deeper red shade, over the tip.

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Another French manicure alternative was spotted at Tess Giberson. Both colors used are part of a Jin Soon Choi and Giberson nail polish collaboration due out in stores this fall.

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Deborah Lippmann's bright pink peek-a-boo crescent nail look for Honor was inspired by a snow globe inside a terrarium.

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At Emerson, Miss Pop for Essie used tape cut into a V-shape to achieve a negative space nail art look.

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Essie manicurist Michelle Saunders created an inverted French manicure at DKNY by applying a coat of Blanc and then a coat of Smokin' Hot over the majority of the nail, allowing a thin white crescent to peek out. She finished the look with Essie's Matte About You top coat.

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The sharp chevron moon by manicurist Sunshine Outing for Zoya complemented Zimmermann's structural pieces.

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Associate Beauty Producer

No, nail art isn't dead, but if this New York Fashion Week was any indication, the trend has officially grown up. Backstage, we spotted modern yet sophisticated takes on the French manicure, clean, geometric designs and delicate detailing, all in classic shades of gold, dark red and neutrals. Click through above for 15 fresh nail art ideas straight from the fall 2014 runways.

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