The CND Design Lab Team took nail art to the next level at The Blonds' presentation during Fashion Week fall/winter 2016. The team created 22 different nail designs for the show, taking cues from the collection's inspiration of 1950s Hollywood glamor and trippy elements of Alice and Wonderland. 

“At CND, we choose to collaborate with designers who share our passion for breaking the mold, and The Blonds continue to be true artistic partners season after season,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “CND’s winter 2016 trend story evokes glitter glam, dazzling jewel tones and red carpet couture, and this was the perfect opportunity to tell that story with a trippy twist!”

The color palette featured a range of opalescent pinks, pearlescent brights and metallic blues, accessorized with black patent and fishnet. Nails were embellished with feathers, foils, sequins, metal, faux fur and smoke – even crystals and stones created entirely out of nail products. A result of over 900 combined hours of production, these works of art were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ collection.

Artists of the CND Design Lab Team created a distinct nail style for every look. The stiletto-shaped nails and their 3D embellishments were hand-sculpted with RETENTION+ Liquid & Powder and BRISA Gel, then adorned with SHELLAC Brand 14+ Day Nail Color,VINYLUX Weekly Polish and CND Additives. 

“Working with the CND team is both effortless and completely inspiring. They understand our art form and their nail designs are a true extension of our collection,” said The Blonds Creative Director David Blond. “The nails are such an important part of the overall story. It’s so exciting to see what absolute magic CND comes up with each season,” added Designer Phillipe Blond. 

These looks need to be seen to be believed.