If you thought the ink stained fingers that Lorde showcased during her performance at the Grammys were a one time thing, you are now officially mistaken. Just when everyone stopped pondering the meaning of those eerie black tips, the look reemerged on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
Models at the Thom Browne show strutted the catwalk with black dip-dyed fingers and fluffy white wigs, looking like crazy priests during Ash Wednesday church services. According to Glamour UK, the actual inspiration behind the look was “wicked nun,” so I was close enough.
The British magazine reported that the models had their nails painted backstage with water-based acrylic paint in a custom shade of charcoal. After the mixture was spread over the entire fingertip, their hands were covered to dry. We imagine that these ladies are going to have black cuticles for weeks to come, but that is the price of fashion.
Lorde may have been the one to put this look on our radar, but Rick Owens‘ wife, Michele Lamy has been using Japanese henna to to dye her fingertips long before the teen came around. This trend would make painting our nails 10 times easier (no need to be careful), but we probably won’t be trying it anytime soon. Although, it is nice to know that you will now be considered Fashion the next time your pen explodes. Clearly, Lorde knows what’s up.