New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and designers are nailing it on the runway with cool and creative manicures. “Nail art is wild! I love it because now everyone knows how exciting it is to be a manicurist,” Essie’s lead manicurist Michelle Saunders told us backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim.”When you get a trend like nail art, it becomes a staple and a look. It may fade a little bit, but nails are a new—and permanent—accessory.” The 3D accents seen at Kate Spade and Libertine allowed the designers to bring a jewelry-like element to each model’s fingertips, and many other labels lacquered up in fun patterns. Click through the gallery to see more of the best nail art moments we’ve spotted on the runway so far.