September 16, 2015
China Glaze® Creates a Bold Graphic Design for Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2016 at New York Fashion Week
Los Angeles (September 2015) – Presented in an idyllic garden setting, the China Glaze® designed nails at Opening Ceremony’s Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week runway show were a bold juxtaposition and created an eye-catching element equally as noticeable as the surprise performance by ballerinas walking the show.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, Opening Ceremony presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection with its “The Living City” runway show. Drawing on eclectic cultural influences, the collection was accented by a bold checkerboard nail design created by China Glaze® Nail Artist Naomi Yasuda. Replicating a print on key pieces within the collection, Yasuda mixed China Glaze® classic neutral crèmes including rich black Liquid Leather, crisp crème White on White, and nude What’s She Dune? with bright crèmes like sunlit red-orange The Heat Is On; bright yellow Happy Go Lucky; burnt coral Life Preserver; and dusty navy First Mate to create a color blocked manicure that stood out as models walked the runway in an empty building on Wall Street. Yasuda describes the inspiration:
“For the nails at the Opening Ceremony show, I was inspired by a checkered pattern featured in the collection. I really loved the pattern and its retro feel, but wanted it to have modern twist so I chose to create it with neutrals like black, white and a beautiful beige from China Glaze®. I then added a pop of color with the red, yellow and orange which all perfectly matched the clothing. The design is bold, modern and really wearable.”
To create the design, Yasuda first painted the nails with the base color such as China Glaze® White on White or Life Preserver. She then painted Scotch tape with two coats of the secondary color. Once dry, Yasuda cut the tape into small, even squares and applied individually in the checkerboard pattern to the nail, finishing the design with one coat of Seche® Vite™ dry fast top coat.