Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Press Release

CND for Libertine S/S 2016

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Global leader in professional nail care designs exclusive runway looks at Fashion Week.

New York, NY (September 14, 2015) CND, the global leader in professional nail care, exhibited an abstract collection of graphic nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Spring/Summer 2016 Show at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in New York. Inspired by rebellious German artist, Blinky Palermo, the clothing and nails featured high-key color in neat, precise patterns. The outcome of this inventive fashion partnership was an irreverent art show – loud yet refined.

“Curating this collection with Libertine’s Johnson Hartig was a truly collaborative process,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “His inspiration this season could not have been more in line with CND’s Spring 2016 trend story, which is all about art redesigned and repurposed. Blinky Palermo was the ultimate art vandal, and Johnson is THE expert at remastering the classics – the result on the runway was pure artistic expression.”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: A model walks the runway at CND for Libertine S/S 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for CND)

The bold, tidy nail looks created by the elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team were hand-painted with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color and VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish in nearly-neon shades of yellow, pink, blue, orange and green. Four distinct nail styles were scattered on each model’s nails for an overall vibe of organized chaos:

“Blinky Blocks”: These dual-toned color-blocked nails featured clean lines and contrasting colors.

“Checkmate”: A bright checkerboard pattern set against a white base made for a restrained pop art effect. 

“Bad Penny”: Based on a metallic rose gold shade from the upcoming Spring 2016 color collection, and adorned with copper foil and a mosaic of miniature pennies, these monochromatic nails were an invaluable statement piece.

“Veronica”: These expensive-looking nails were completely encrusted with mirrored glass-cut baguettes in various sizes, a reflection of the embellished garments. 

Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND

Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND

“Collaborating with CND for the third time has been insanely inspiring,” said Libertine designer Johnson Hartig. “The nail concepts CND comes up with are ingenious. They took the art inspiration and reinvented it on the nails like a decadent gallery show on tiny canvases – we just get each other.”

About CND

Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for CND

Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for CND


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