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OPI’s new Fall/Winter 2021 nail polish collection transports us to the contemporary streets of downtown Los Angeles, where big-city culture meets modern expansion for the Fall 2021 collection. With 12 colors in four different formulas in hues ranging from trans-seasonal to the dramatic, the Downtown LA Collection offers a versatile palette. Browse all the products in this collection.
Downtown LA is an expansive playground for inspiration. With historic architecture, sprawling street art, and open sky, it changes from day to night inspiring artists with its spectrum of rich, vibrant hues. Color us inspired.
OPI Downtown LA Shade
All 12 of the Downtown LA Collection shades will be available in GelColor, Infinite Shine, and Nail Lacquer formulas, including Graffiti Sweetie, (P)Ink on Canvas, Metallic Composition, Espresso Your Inner Self, 7th & Flower, Art Walk in Suzi’s Shoes, Violet Visionary, My Studio’s On Spring, Isn’t it Grand Avenue, Angels Flight to Starry Nights, OPI DTLA, and Abstract After Dark.
Six of the shades will be color-matched in Powder Perfection formula, including Graffiti Sweetie, (P)Ink on Canvas, 7th & Flower, Violet Visionary, OPI DTLA, and Abstract After Dark.
- Violet visionary (A medium purple cream)
- Abstract after dark (A dark purple shimmer)
- OPI (heart) DTLA (A grey cream)
- Angels flight to starry nights (A light blue with silver sparkle, possibly holographic)
- Isn’t it grand avenue (A dusty dark blue)
- Art walk in Suzi’s shoes (A red cream)
- 7th & flower (A fuchsia/pink cream)
- Espresso your inner self (A brown cream)
- (P)ink on canvas (A light pink cream)
- Graffiti sweetie (A light lilac)
- My studio’s on spring (A green/teal shade}
- Metallic composition (A rose gold metallic)
Gender-fluid hues of lilac and pink (Graffiti Sweetie, (P)Ink on Canvas) mix with warm autumn tones of metallic rose and rich auburn brown (Metallic Composition, Espresso Your Inner Self). Bold hues of raspberry, cherry red, plum, and green pine (7th & Flower, Art Walk in Suzi’s Shoes, Violet Visionary, My Studio’s On Spring) are counter-balanced by post-punk dusty and dark shades of blue and gray (Isn’t it Grand Avenue, Angels Flight to Starry Nights, OPI DTLA, Abstract After Dark).
OPI Nail Color Categories
- GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear.
- Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application.
- Nail Lacquer features a highly pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.
- Powder Perfection, a dipping powder system delivering a quick, no-light curing application, offers more than two weeks of wear.
OPI Downtown LA color sets in packs and displays.
- Infinite Shine The Downtown LA 12Pcs Display
- OPI Nail Lacquer The Downtown LA 12Pcs Counter Display
- OPI The Downtown LA Powder Perfection
- OPI Nail Lacquer Downtown LA Mini 4-Pack
- OPI Gelcolor The Downtown LA 6Pcs Add-On Kit
- Gelcolor The Downtown LA 14Pcs Counter Display
Downtown LA Colors Deep Study
Introducing the Downtown LA collection–dark autumnal tones like forest green and midnight blues and purples, and nostalgic pastels and metallics that transcend seasons are inspired by paint-covered palettes, art in all its forms, and the artists who bring these vivid colors and creations to life. Let’s dig in.
Dark Autumnal Icons
Shorter days and longer nights bring out deep, moody tones. Paint museum nights with an almost midnight navy blue (Isn’t It Grand Avenue), spark your creativity with a deep shimmery purple (Abstract After Dark, which is a glow-up of our iconic Lincoln Park After Dark), or wear our rich violet crème that will have hue juxta-posing.
This season is being dominated by bloodstone–a mix of dark greens, pops of red, and rich, chocolaty browns. Channel this trend in our lush green (My Studio’s on Spring), a crimson crème red made for walking into galleries (Art Walk in Suzi’s Shoes), and a deep espresso brown that will bring out your inner artist (Espresso Your Inner Self).
Trans-seasonal Pastels and Metallics
Pastels and metallics are no longer one-season hues. Fall brings us a shimmery rose gold that’s a sketch of your imagination (Metallic Composition), a perfectly sweet lilac crème that makes a statement (Graffiti Sweetie), and a shimmery wash of dusky blue that will take flight on your nails (Angels Flight to Starry Nights).
OPI Downtown LA Collection Remarks
As we always expect some comments about OPI’s collections, here are the official remarks from within OPI.
OPI Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
This fall, we’re continuing our hometown 40th-anniversary celebration and exploring an area of the city that’s been shaped by the heritage of many cultures – downtown Los Angeles,
With this collection, we’ve blended historic Downtown LA with new revival; this concept is epitomized by the shade Abstract After Dark, which is an updated version of Lincoln Park After Dark, OPI’s iconic vampy dark hue. Inspired by the glittering nights of Los Angeles, this new shade pairs deep hues of blue and purple with the shimmering sparkle of sunset along the city skyline.
OPI Global Director of Color Collections Jill Bartoshevich
Along with its rich heritage and modern museums, Downtown LA is known for its vibrant art scene. Everchanging, ephemeral murals energize the city streets and inspired the 12 shades in this collection. One standout for the season, Angels Flight to Starry Nights, is a bright, holographic sky-blue shimmer that captures the vitality and beauty of Downtown LA. This shade is also emblematic of the shift to trans-seasonal hues, with consumers looking for a variety of colors including brighter, lighter shades, to wear throughout fall and winter.
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