There was romance in the air at Nina Ricci–this was clear before the show even began. The long gravel pathway to l’Espace Ephemere was lined with tea lights and a white carpet, setting the tone for the elegant, delicate and above all, romantic collection and that would follow.
Peter Copping sent out an achingly beautiful, over-the-top feminine collection of tailored suiting with corsetry details paired with glamorous floppy fur hats and waist-defining dresses on the bias with delicate hints of lace and lingerie. The look was “Parisian nonchalant elegance, glamour and sensuality,” according to the line sheet. In contrast to the form-fitting looks, there were oversized wrap coats described as “bathrobe-like” in dark green velvet, slouchy menswear-inspired trousers, and one incredibly yummy extra-large grandpa cardigan that looked very un-grandpa like over a silk slip dress with lingerie details. The palette moved from frosty pastels–ice blue, sea green and blush–to deep jewel tones like forest green and “Morello Cherry.” To add a bit of princess sparkle, models wore jeweled headbands which mimicked the gem encrusted necklines on several of the looks. It’s a collection Blair Waldorf would kill for–if only she were sweet enough to pull it off (no offense, B, you know we love you).
**All images by Imaxtree.