The Index Finger Is the New Accent Nail That Everyone Will Be Wearing Next Autumn
Just when you thought nail art might be waning, New York Fashion Week Autumn 2017 has brought it back with a vengeance. We're only halfway through Fashion Week, and already we've seen nails featuring geometric shapes, negative space, and layered colours.
Perhaps one of our favourite looks so far is the pointer finger accent nail designed by Jin Soon for Tibi. At the show, models rocked a bright colour on just the pointer finger nail. To recap: the ring finger has traditionally been the accent finger of choice.
"Tibi's collection was inspired by menswear – very clean and simple with unexpected details," says Jin Soon Choi of Jin Soon. "She used a lot of 1980s pop colours in the clothing, so we used that pop colour on the models' nails. We didn't want to put those pop colours on every single nail because that's too predictable, so we decided to do only one finger."
Fortunately, you don't have to be a Picasso to pull this look chic look off. To re-create, apply a clear base on all your nails. Then, on the index finger, choose a bright hue a la the '80s.
Models at Tibi wore one of the following shades from the Jin Soon line: Heirloom, Pop Orange, Charme, Hope, or Cool Blue (jinsoon.com).