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5 Must-See Nail Trends From London Fashion Week A/W 2024

Written by: Merilin Notton



Time to read 8 min

London Fashion Week 2024 has come to a close, and boy, have we been inspired!

The event is always the hot topic, but this year was even more special, with the event celebrating 40 years of showcasing the latest, greatest, and most creative in the fashion and beauty industry.

Some of the biggest and brightest names in the fashion world took centre stage at this year's Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week.

Fashion giants Burberry returned for a third show under Creative Director Daniel Lee, and we also took note of hot topics like Molly Goddard's collection inspired by her vintage eBay watchlist and 16Arlington's "My Head is a Haunted House" curation, full of faux fur and tinsel-embellished 'fits.

But our team were also busy keeping their eyes peeled for the nail trends that graced the catwalk. After all, what better way to know what will be hot this year than from the best in the nail game?

Here are the best nail trends from London Fashion Week A/W 2024... 

#1 Silver Chrome Nails

Image (and featured image) Credit: @angelsnailz

One of the biggest 2024 nail trends to emerge from Fashion Week was silver chrome nails. In fact, we spotted these metallic beauties on multiple runways, including Chet Lo's “Terracotta” collection, with the nails created by celebrity nail artist @angelsnailz.

The Chet Lo models sported a simple yet editorial look, with silver chrome nails and silver leafing adorned on their fingers. We saw both long and short nail lengths, so this trend is sure to be a versatile one.

Our Take on Chet Lo's Silver Chrome Nails

As much as we'd all love to have a top nail technician on standby to replicate these LFW looks, it's just not the case.

Luckily, though, you can easily recreate them using our gel polish and nail art products – and we've got a few tips and tricks to help you get the look at home.

For this look, you'll need:

Step 1) After prepping your nails for gel polish, apply a layer of Base Coat and cure for 30 seconds under the Mylee LED Lamp.

Step 2) Apply a layer of Witching Hour Gel Polish and cure for another 30 seconds. You can build up the opacity of the black polish by applying a further one to two coats; just make sure to cure in between each layer.

Step 3) Paint a layer of No Wipe Top Coat directly over the black polish and cure.

Step 4) Take your Cushion Powder Pen in Silver and buff the chrome pigment over your nail and into the Top Coat.

Step 5) Once your whole nail is coated, apply another layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for a further 30 seconds.

#2 Gold Leaf Nails

Image Credit: @paulcostelloeofficial 

Staying on the chrome train, the marbled gold leaf nails from Paul Costelloe's "Once Upon a Time" exhibition could not be missed off our list.

Gold leaf nails have long been a popular trend, and the international fashion designer proved why this nail design isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we think we'll be seeing a lot of this nail look in summer, so keep your eyes peeled on our blog for our takes on this nail art.

How to Recreate Paul Costelloe's Gold Leaf Mani

For this look, you'll need:

* Included in our Be Jewelled Nail Art Kit

Step 1) Prep your nails and follow with a layer of Base Coat Gel Polish. Cure for 30 seconds under the Pro LED Lamp.

Step 2) Apply two to three layers of a true black gel polish – we recommend our Witching Hour shade for this look. Cure for 30 seconds between each layer.

Step 3) Use your Dotting Tool to pick up the gold leaf and place it sporadically onto your nails. We're going for a marble effect here, so there doesn't need to be any consistency!

Step 4) Apply a layer of Builder Gel in Clear to encapsulate the gold leaf and cure for another 60 seconds.

Step 5) Apply a layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for a final 30 seconds.

#3 Nude Nails

Image Credit: @erdem

A far cry from the metallics and shimmers of the previous two LFW nail looks, nude nails were another recurring theme on the runway. From barely-there beige to muted pink, we spotted these neutral shades across numerous designers' exhibitions.

ERDEM (independent London-based fashion house) was one of those leading the way for the clean, natural nail look with a soft pink shade used on the models' digits, created by Joely Ocean Nails.

16Arlington – another London-born brand – was another to catch our eye, showcasing a simple yet elegant nude nail paired with its glittering tinsel and cosy faux-fur ensembles.

We think it's a subtle nod to the less is more approach that has taken over the fashion industry and our social feeds in the last few years.

Our Favourite Pink-Nude Polishes for 2024

Our XOXO Gel Polish is a perfect match for the nail colour seen on the ERDEM models – it's a sheer translucent pale pink that gives a natural, healthy shine to the nails. It complements every skin colour, too, and really brings out the natural beauty of your hands and fingers.

Some of our other favourite pink-nude polishes for replicating the LFW looks include:

#4 Spotted Nails

Image Credit: @pleasing 

Molly Goddard's A/W 2024 show was an explosion of bright hues and vintage-inspired designs. But one detail that caught our eye was the irregularly spotted nails on the models, magicked up by manicurist Saffron Goddard (also cousin to Molly).

Just like her outfits, the spotted nails added a fun and playful touch with a combo of bright red and candy pink polishes. We love the slight editorial spin on an otherwise simple design.

We can see these being a popular nail design for the spring and summer seasons, too, especially with bright shades like these.

Step-by-Step to Saffron Goddard's Spotted Nails

For this look, you'll need:

Step 1) Prep your nails for polish and apply a Base Coat layer. Cure for 30 seconds under our LED Lamp.

Step 2) Take your red gel polish (our French Cancan shade is the best match for this look) and apply to two-thirds of your nail, leaving a small section to the left of your nail plate free. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 3) Using a candy pink gel polish, like our Candy Girl colour or our new Fondant Fancies shade, apply the colour starting from the middle of your nail down to the tip, centring the pink between the red and clear section. If you want to get a really precise curve here, we recommend using our Candy Girl Liner Gel Polish. Cure for 30 seconds.

Step 4) Finish by applying a layer of No Wipe Top Coat and cure for a final 30 seconds.

#5 Denim Tie-Dye Nails

Image Credit: @the.fingersofgod

Rounding off our list is a totally unique denim, tie-dye, snakeskin-esque nail design that we most certainly could not miss giving a mention to.

Nail artist Liia Zotova (AKA @ the.fingersofgod on Instagram) created these stunning press-on nails for the MASHA POPOVA collection, and we’re obsessed.

She replicated the tie-die-scales using a few different colour combinations and nail shapes, including a creamy sky blue with a navy blue and a hot pink with a deep, midnight purple. Our favourite, though, has to be the lilac and berry pink above.

If you want to have your own go at recreating Liia's press-ons, the gel polishes below will help you get as close as possible to the same finish...

The Verdict: The Upcoming Nail Trends for 2024

If one thing's clear from our roundup, it's that we're set to see a real spectrum of nail designs in 2024. Clean nude nails seem to be sticking around, as do chrome and metallic manis. But we're also expecting to see some weird and wonderful nail art, too.

If you recreate any of the LFW A/W 2024 nails above using our gel polishes, we'd love to see your take! Post your photo to Instagram, tag us @myleebeautyofficial, and use the hashtag #NailedItMyself – you might even feature on our story!


What are the 4 main Fashion Weeks?

The four main Fashion Weeks are New York, London, Milan, and Paris. These events take place twice a year to showcase the best and most creative fashion and beauty.

What is the hottest nail trend right now?

Neutral-colour nails are definitely one of the biggest nail trends right now. From pinky nudes to warm browns, there are so many ways to create stunning neutral nails. As we enter the spring-summer era, we can expect pastel gel polishes to make a reappearance, too.

What is the nail colour for 2024?

One nail colour we noticed time and time again at London Fashion Week was pink nude gel polish. This soft and elegant shade is perfect for any season and adds an effortlessly chic vibe to any manicure.

What shape of nails are in for 2024?

If one thing was clear from London Fashion Week, it's that short nails are in and here to stay. Natural nail shapes, like square, squoval, and round, were seen on many models walking the runway. This is a refreshing change from the long and pointed stiletto nails that have been popular in recent years. But these are still pretty trendy, too.

Merilin Notton

Merilin Notton

As the Head of Brand at Mylee, Merilin is a seasoned beauty industry professional with a strong passion for nail art. 

With a background as a licensed beautician and a track record of shaping and elevating beauty brands, Merilin is dedicated to empowering individuals to express themselves through nail art, making them a driving force behind Mylee's success in the beauty industry.


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