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August 21 2014

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Phillip Lim x Minx?

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With lipstick making a cameo at Band of Outsiders’ Pitti presentation and Ulta just announcing that it is devoting an entirely separate space in its stores to men’s grooming this summer, guy-centric primping is gaining ground. That was nowhere more apparent than at Phillip Lim’s menswear show in Paris this weekend. There, tucked inside skater-punk, dip-dyed jean pockets were fingertips adorned in Minx—Silver Lightening Minx, it would appear. Fashion’s favorite nail overlays made a big showing at the women’s Fall shows, turning up backstage at Alexander McQueen and Gareth Pugh, most notably. But it’s exciting to see them crossing gender lines, as the versatile accessory could—and should—be as useful to a man’s wardrobe as a woman’s. Just ask Lim himself. The designer was sporting a few silver tips at the show, too.

Update: Lim actually requested MinxLusion, a new hologram, prism-type of finish that he had the nail stylist team distress around the edges so that it looked like the models had been dragging their fingertips on the pavement—while skateboarding, obviously. Hot!

Photo: Filippo Fior; Philippe Ardouin / Minx

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