Peter Copping didn’t bother with a theme for pre-fall. “I didn’t think it was necessary,” he said after his show. Rather, he focused on a comprehensive collection — all day, all night — well within the Nina Ricci vocabulary, which is to say everything was pretty, ladylike and full of refined details.
Jackets and skirts were cut in relatively sporty lines, as in the curved seams of a leather bomber with lace insets. Navy, black and gray were Copping’s primary colors, mixed with some bolds — magenta and emerald green — shown in graphic floral prints and solids on elegant long-sleeve gowns inspired by the fit of a T-shirt. “I want them to have an ease but an impact,” said Copping.