The Red Nails of London Fashion Week A/W 2013

For my final post looking at nail trends at London Fashion Week, I’d like to go back to basics. Red nails are a classic, iconic look and one that comes around time and time again. Within the first couple of days of London Fashion Week, I noticed an abundance of red talons. Although they weren’t exactly sparse on the catwalks, they were pretty much the nail-of-choice amongst the front row. If nails weren’t natural, they were red.

Maybelline Colour Show in Candy Apple

There seemed to be three different types of red being the most popular. First of all comes the classic red (of course!). Endless front row attendees were wearing classic reds including Pixie Lott, Frankie Sandford of the Saturdays, Chelsea Layland and Lana Del Rey.

Maybelline Colour Show in Burgundy

Burgundy is also a colour that is long associated with autumn winter trends, and while there were a few celebs sporting perfectly manicured burgundy nails (namely Kate Beckinsale and Nicola Roberts) the deep wine shades were overshadowed by a less ‘obviously autumn winter’ shade… bright tomato red.

Maybelline Colour Show in Power Red

Slightly brighter, more orange hues seemed to be the colour of the moment amongst front row attendees with Olivia Palermo sporting the same vibrant shade throughout the week, amongst the good company of Rita Ora, Kate Nash, Dionna Bromfield, Aluna Francis, Aluna Francis and Melanie Laurent to name just a few. The brighter reds and orange shades also seemed to be a favourite on the catwalks too, so I expect we will be seeing a lot more of these nails later in the year.

Amongst celebrities and fashionistas alike, red certainly seemed to be the colour of choice this Fashion Week.

Which are your favourite red nail polishes?

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