For the past several seasons, nail art has gone positively wild on the runways, so it was inevitable that we'd see a backlash. Fall 2012 is showing hints of a more subtle route, sending out manicures that are high on gloss but feature faded, sometimes altogether absent color. From BCBG to Richard Chai , there are a lot of new ways to wear next to nothing.
At Libertine, putty-colored nails matched the gritty ambiance of the show.
Models at BCBG walked the runways with nearly nude nails in OPI Passion.
At M. Patmos, models had a bold take on light nails, wearing CND polish in Silver Chrome topped with two coats of semi-sheer CND polish in either Putty or Desert Suede.
Richard Chai Love
At Richard Chai  Love, models wore Essie  Glamour Purse, an almond taupe.
Honor's nails had a softly shimmery, sheer polish that gave nails a hint of unexpected texture.