March 5, 2012

NINA RICCI, THE ETERNAL FEMININE OF FRENCH FASHION

Watch the Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2012-2013 show here:

For next fall, Peter Copping, designer for Nina Ricci, imagined an adult’s wardrobe, worn with the innocence and naïve stylistic approach of a child.

The models strutted down the runway as if they were half their real age and were parading in front of the mirror dressed in their mothers’ clothes.

To achieve this look, the British designer cut the clothes in such a manner that they would have a loose fit, almost unsuitable to the model’s conformations. The final effect was however a seductive one.

The show was held in an eqxuisite ballroom in Espace Ephémère Tuileries, adorned with enormous crystal chandeliers, details that were also found dangling from the models’ necks, in the form of overlapped necklaces.

Ladylike looks, in the form of sensual chiffon gowns, opulent fox fur collars, thick cashmere coats and embroided tweed skirts came together to form a refined collection, successfully summing up the idea of the eternal feminine.

Copping summarized his collection stating that it envisions „A wardrobe for the present time, seen through the eyes of a child experimenting with mother’s or grandma’s clothes. A nostalgia for the present.”

Photos provided by: style.com

Video provided by: Je Suis a la Mode