Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nina Ricci Fall 2015 #RTW #PFW

"Guillaume Henry is the new guy at Nina Ricci. As Henry's predecessor, Peter Copping, left things, Ricci was a house known for its femininity. Even when he was making sweaters, Copping gave them a hint of the boudoir. Henry didn't out and out reverse the formula, but he did tweak it significantly, cutting dresses in the straight lines of a T-shirt: restricting the colour palette to neutral shades of white, camel, and navy, save for a single fiery red number; and adding pants and coats with the orderliness of military uniforms to the mix. It didn't feel exactly minimal, not with the abundance of lace on the runway. But there was something about the way Henry handled the fabric - crushing the rushing it on loose-fitting shifts - that suggested he was thinking along more casual, less precious lines. Part of what made Copping's Ricci special was the way he romanced a dress. The strength of this collection was the outerwear, boyish in its proportions of boasting painted porcelain buttons imprinted with the house's iconic dove. We'll be looking forward to seeing how he fleshes out his vision for the label in the coming months." -

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