fall prêt-à-porter, paris: nina ricci
by Jeremy Danté
based in a floral themed collection, which tributes the nina ricci brand hertiage; peter copping presents his latest nina ricci collection on the runways of paris fashion week. soft & feminine, the collection is nothing spectacular, despite historical references thoughtfully included. everytime i look at the nina ricci collection, from season to season, i find myself coming away more & more disappointing. while an understanding of signatures, copping has been afforded a great opportunity but many of the designs feel more lifeless than beautiful. perhaps the ricci label has not yet been able to escape the shadow that was cast upon them, following the termination of olivier theyskens. when i compare these collections to what theyskens was creating- it’s almost as fair as comparing a beginning to someone advanced. there is no comparison & every time i see another collection, i can’t help but think of what could’ve been. blue, pink, black & sheer- fall by nina ricci.