Because...at New York Fashion Week...it's also about the nails...
CND collaborated with 20 designers for New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 and debuted the new Colour & Effects collection on the catwalk.
Here's what was used to create the nail looks for each of the shows...
3.1 Phillip Lim - Oilslick topped with asymmetrical sweeps of Gold Sparkle for a deconstructed, oxidized finish
Baby Phat - Gold foil on nails and Gold Chrome topped with Air Dry on toes for an exotic Moroccan-inspired look
BCBG, Costello Tagliapietra, Hervé Léger, and Max Azria - a beautiful, sand blasted look with two coats of Putty followed by Air Dry top coat
Behnaz Sarafpour - Bursts of rich, deep color with Dark Ruby or Asphalt to match '40s inspired pieces
Carolina Herrera - One thin coat of Blackjack and a layer of Muddy Rose topped with Air Dry for a harmonious "Dusty Rose" shade paired with earthy pieces
Cushnie et Ochs - Two coats of Putty topped with two coats of Copper Shimmer for a metallic meets neutral futuristic spin
Malandrino - Desert Suede mixed with coffee grounds and sugar for a dense, sandy texture
Diego Binetti - Nails mimicked a sunrise with Studio White, Ivory Coast and Electric Orange, and Thai nights with Inkwell, Ice Blue Shimmer and colorful rhinestone embellishments
Gottex - Custom sheer metallic wash that combined Bicycle Yellow and Gold Chrome for a shimmery, subtle finish to compliment gold accessories in the collection
Jason Wu - Copper Chrome topped by Super Matte for a gorgeous matte metallic finish
Karen Walker - Gorgeous soft muted gray, combining Silver Chrome and Studio White and a taupe finish combining the same two colors, topped with two coats of Putty to complement preppy, clean looks on the runway
Milly - Two coats of pale pink Marshmallow Rose topped with Air Dry to accessorize preppy-punk pieces
Monique Lhuillier - One coat of Oilslick and one coat of Raisin in the Sun topped with Super Matte top coat created an amazing deep brown color to match the collection inspired by the intricate draping of the Masai Warriors
Ruffian - Art-deco, '40s inspired clean moon manicures with Plumville base, tipped with Blackjack and topped with Air Dry.
Twinkle - Brilliant White, Ivory Coast and Super Matte on fingers for a snow-white color sans shine and Ivory Coast, Desert Suede and Air Dry on toes
Victor de Souza - Blackjack on long, pointy nails and hands dipped in paraffin wax for a futuristic glaze.
CND's trend expert Jan Arnold, and leading nail stylists Roxanne Valinoti, Angi Wingle and Kristina Baune created what are sure to be the next hot manicure trends.
Oh...and for something really neat head on over to cnd.com/FashionWeek/prepdays.aspx. There you can see some behind the scenes videos on CND at Fashion Week and check out Jan's Fashion Week Blog.
For more info on CND nail products, head on over to cnd.com.