with a design legacy closely associated with delicate & feminine details, the pre-fall collection of nina ricci by peter copping holds true to that standards. knitwear was combined with a wide range of dresses in pastel, prints & black throughout the set but a lacking element is felt. while i understand the importance of referencing brand heritage, i can’t help but think that this could be more extraordinary. though cute, the designs are re-runs of elements we’ve seen in the past & no sense of reinvention is seen here. though casual options & even some evening gowns are seen- the collection, as a whole, doesn’t fare any higher than average. i admire the attempt but am hoping to see much more creativity in paris for fashion week.