Peter Copping juxtaposed strength with romance for his Nina Ricci pre-fall collection, playfully mixing military elements — Russian army uniforms, braided details, a floral camouflage print — with delicate lingerie-inspired pieces, like the lace appliqués on cavalry tweed riding pants, paired with a cape. The reworking of sturdy house classics, such as a pencil-skirt suit, twinset and trenchcoat, into seductive yet comfortable items in lightweight, sometimes stretch fabric was also key. Corsetry closures shaped the waists of soft tailored jackets, and mohair knit lace trimmed a pink washed silk dress. The latter was topped with a vintage-looking fake fur panther coat with ballooned sleeves and diamanté bow gold pumps, adding a chic Fifties note to the look. Grand evening made its way into the lineup as well, via an elegantly shaped long black dress in stretch faille and radzimir with a tulle top and basque at the back.

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