At Libertine’s Fall 2018 runway show, it was difficult to tell where the clothes stopped and the nails started. Never one for restraint, the self-acclaimed maximalist Johnson Hartig went for over-the-top effects from head to tips, starting with a magpie selection of sequined Jazz Age dresses and regal, diamond encrusted chokers, and finishing with fantastical fringe that fell to floor from models’ fingernails. “I’d never really given nail art any thought until I was introduced to Jan Arnold, CND’s founder,” says Hartig of the beauty mogul responsible for putting his sculpted runway talons on the map. And while their ongoing collaboration has yielded such polarizing trends as tasseled tips and fur nails, never has a manicure caused such a stir on the runway, with iterations touting metallic base coats, ombre edging, and dangly baubles of flowers, some of which were made from ethernet cables. "There are really no boundaries [with nail art],” muses Hartig, “a lot like Libertine.”
Sure, you might not be able to operate heavy machinery, let alone send a text message while sporting these mesmerizing extensions, but that’s not the point. Hartig had movement in mind, he says, when designing this collection. “I imagined the fringe arm details continuing from the nails and dragging behind the models,” he says of the intricate detail. It arced in the air, too, as the models did their finale walk down the runway, their flouncy trail following behind.
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