Orly inspired by classic French manicure at LFW SS16

Brand designs nails backstage at key shows

Nail brand Orly has collaborated with two key designers at London Fashion Week SS16, creating unique nail looks that draw on the classic French manicure.

At Fyodor Golan, the brand created an "ultramodern take on the classic French manicure" heavily influenced by the designer's Transformers-inspired show. Sabrina Gayle, Lead Nail Technician at Orly, said: "We used Orly Colour Amp'd City of Angles as the base colour, a quirky and modern alternative to a nude base and tipped nails with Orly Colour Amp'd Sunset to add a pop of neon to the final look. The Futuristic French is a fresh take on the first-ever iconic nail look – the original French manicure – which Orly Founder, Jeff Pink, created."

At Markus Lupfer, the brand continued its modern take on the french manicure. Ami Streets, Lead Nail Tech at Orly, explained: "Taking cues from the playful versus moody femininity of the Markus Lupfer SS16 collection, we created the Graphic French; a toughened-up arid subversion on the classic French manicure. Drawing on elements from Mexican desert landscapes that inspired the collection, this nail look is a graphic pairing of blacks against taupes and light pinks, and plays with sharp glints of embellishment to catch the light."