Essie announces nail lineup for New York Fashion Week


NEW YORK — After two seasons at New York Fashion Week, nail brand Essie returns to the tents for the spring/summer 2013 shows and is partnering with the nail industry's leading talent to develop trendsetting looks while using the brand's color collection.

This season's designer lineup combines top fashion names with some of the fashion industry's emerging talent including: Diane Von Furstenberg; Carolina Herrera; 3.1 Phillip Lim; DKNY; Marchesa; Tory Burch; Zac Posen; Milly; Helmut Lang; Wes Gordon; SUNO; Herve Leger; Lela Rose; Jenny Packham; Creatures of the Wind; Douglas Hannant; Costello Tagliapetra; Tanya Taylor; Chado Ralph Rucci; Veronica Beard; Mathieu Mirano and Rachel Roy.

The nail brand also is partnering with Haven Spa and will be the featured nail brand at Rebecca Minkoff, Edun and PRISM by Anna Laub.

The team of celebrity and editorial lead manicurists for Essie include Michelle Saunders, Dawn Sterling, Gina Edwards, Michina Koide and Ana-Maria Gheorghiu.

"Nail color is the ultimate accessory for women looking to make a fashion statement, it completes the outfit. Women should be dressed from tips to toes and everything in-between," stated Essie Weingarten, founder and creative director of Essie. "It's a true honor to collaborate with such talented and visionary designers during New York Fashion Week, and we are thrilled to be a part of the creative process of developing looks that will serve as an endless source of inspiration for next spring and beyond."

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