There was a point in time when peak nail art saturation was reached on the runway, after which many designers decided to wipe the slate clean and return to classic (and snooze-y) nudes. Sure, some true mani masterpieces have popped up now and again since the trend took a downward turn about four years ago, but Fall 2017 saw an influx of high-fashion fingertips, with everyone from Gucci to Pucci getting in on the action.
The upward swing continued into both the Resort and even the Spring 2018 Menswear seasons. Demna Gvasalia commissioned finger-lickin’ good fingernails for a few boys at Balenciaga, while Humberto Leon and Carol Kim called upon their go-to polish pro, Naomi Yasuda, for both Opening Ceremony and Kenzo. Here, we round up some of the best and most innovative claws we’ve spotted both on the catwalk and scrolling through Instagram—from sushi-inspired stiletto tips to cash-money manicures.