Nail art is all about playfulness and exuberance, adding a little extra flair to the standard solid colour block to create something fun you can enjoy all day long. That is why the release of our September Style Issue this year seemed like the perfect time to rekindle our nail art collaboration with Paintbox NYC.

This month’s Style Issue is all about unabashed decadence and high-octane glamour, about roaring back into life post-lockdowns with a party-ready uniform that suits the occasion. Glitter, feathers, punchy colour palettes, and bold geometries are all on show within the issue’s pages, and Paintbox’s nail designs demonstrate a complementary exuberance while still being straight-forward enough to recreate at home.

Discover the nail designs below and download a free copy of the September issue to see the rest of this season’s most spectacular looks. 

A cut above 

Our look at six young fashion labels has inspired equally edgy geometric black nail designs. 

Hood, price on request; dress, arm warmers, all by Maximilian. Photography by Douglas MacArthur. Fashion by Brilliant Nyansago. Next to black geometric nails.
Hood, price on request; dress, arm warmers, all by Maximilian. Photography by Douglas MacArthur. Fashion by Brillant Nyansago.

Cosmic girl 

Our galactically inspired womenswear story is complemented by glitzy nails that are out of this world.

Jacket by Bottega Veneta. Gloves by Ines. Photography by Romain Duquesne. Fashion by Jason Hughes. Next to pink and green french tip nails
Jacket by Bottega Veneta. Gloves by Ines. Photography by Romain Duquesne. Fashion by Jason Hughes. 

Jacket and dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Shoes by Gucci. Photography by Romain Duquesne. Fashion by Jason Hughes. 

Dream team

Kim Jones transformed Peter Doig’s dreamlike canvases into clothes with his A/W 2021 collection, and Paintbox has transformed the results into nails with these impressionistic designs. 

Jacket; shirt; trousers; boots all by Dior. Photography by Dougal MacArthur. Fashion by Jason Hughes. 

Bright young things

Jacket; shirt; trousers; gilet (in hand); shoes, all by Gucci. Photography by Oskar Proctor. Fashion by Jason Hughes. 

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