The Nail Art at Libertine Was Pure WTF

by Charles Manning

“I am a maximalist,” Libertine’s Johnson Hartig told Vogue moments before his  fall 2018 show. “I am a maximalist in personality. I am a maximalist emotionally . . . it’s just what I am.”

He’s also a maximalist when it comes to nail art. Remember two year ago when Libertine made fur nails a thing? Of course you do. It’s not the kind of thing one forgets.

Libertine fall 2016 (Getty Images)

This season, Hartig’s maximalist manicure tendencies manifested themselves in the form of four-foot fringe, which swung from the models’ nail beds and dragged along the ground as they made their ways joyfully down the runway.

There was ombré fringe.

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And fringe with friends.

There was grey fringe.

There was also some shorty fringe.

Nailed it 💅 Backstage at @OfficialLibertine 📸: @KatPage

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And some medium fringe, which was almost tame compared to the floor-skimmers.

Libertine fall 2018 (Getty Images)

But, really, it was all about that XL super-fringe. Joy in manicure form. Hands down.

Libertine fall 2018 (Getty Images)

 

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