Here Are 5 Newly Announced Designer Nail Polish Collaborations to Covet

Posted on: February 29, 2012

Designer nail polish collaborations are nothing new, and despite Cathy Horyn declaring at the end of 2011 that they were boring, they don’t seem to be slowing down yet. And we’re totally fine with that. During our various visits backstage (and stalking our beauty friends on Twitter) this season, we learned about a few exciting new collabs.


From Alexander Wang to Betsey Johnson, some cool new nail sets will hit stores this August. And there’s even one beloved designer making his first foray into color cosmetics. Intrigued?

Click through for all the scoop on which designers will be gracing your digits this coming fall.

Alexander Wang for Sally Hansen: This is the second season Wang is collaborating with the drugstore brand on a polish line. While his spring collection for Sally Hansen is dark and broody, his fall 2012 trio is neutral and…pretty! The colors–which Wang named himself–are Bandage (the rather distastefully-named nude that he used on the runway this season), and Ion (creamy lavender) and Pumice (creamy greenish-gray.


Photo: Via Twitter

Peter Som for Zoya: This was a blink-and-you’ll-miss it collab, which is unfortunate, because the colors were great: Katherine (a light pink that takes on a gel-like finish), Audrey (creamy eggplant), and Evvie (creamy eucalyptus). Allure reported that they were on sale on Zoya’s website on Peter Som’s show day only. Here’s hoping they make an encore appearance.

Prabal Gurung for Sally Hansen: Sally and Prabal have teamed up for several seasons now, and we love this outing. Three of the four colors (minus the white) were shown on the models at Prabal’s runway show, and they’re downright royal: Onyx, Blue Rose, Gilded Lily and Ivory Skull. We tried a swipe of Gilded Lily and had to control ourselves from stealing the whole bottle.

Betsey Johnson for Sephora by OPI: File this one under “why hasn’t this happened before now,” because Betsey always has the best nail art at her shows. The collection will include 7 separate colors (including one called It’s My Pink which is scented with her Too Too fragrance), a six piece mini nail polish set, tips, and nail art designs. The zany designer said of the collection in a release: “The collection is just how I like it – loud, outrageous, pretty, pinky, and kickass rock and roll.”

Oscar de la Renta: ODLR is collaborationg with…himself this season. While he hinted this past summer that color cosmetics–specifically lips and nails–may be on the way, this is the first evidence we’ve seen. The colors are Larimar, Aubergine, and Red Carnation and we don’t yet have any information about when they’ll be available.


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