When Nina Ricci launched a capsule collection called Les Envies for spring, it aimed to create must-have pieces that draw from the house’s Parisian codes, while priced at around 20 percent below the runway collection. The inaugural season was picked up by retailers including Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-porter and, internationally, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Mytheresa.com.
On Monday, the Puig-owned brand brought the fall 2013 lineup, which is also designed by Peter Copping, to New York to show to buyers and editors. (A Paris presentation of the same collection is being planned during the January haute couture.) Priced at suggested retail from $435 for tops to $1,990 for a gown, the lineup features many Ricci touches, like ultrafeminine lace details and pretty sorbet hues. A white lace A-line dress was shown under a pink cardigan, and a seafoam green cardi-and-T-shirt combo was teamed with a black lace skirt. A flower scribble print added to the clothes’ innocent charm.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive