Tag: nina ricci

collection images: nina ricci, pre-fall

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.

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spring prêt-à-porter: nina ricci, paris

for the summer/spring 2011 season, under the creative direction of peter copping, i found myself very impressed by what was presented. use of beautiful sheer fabrics were seen during the opening sequence of the show as ostrich feathers & ruffles seemed to dance along the runway. from a solid base of neutral earth tones, the collection palette soon grew to a warm spring palette as though waking from the fall season. use of floral was seen slightly before the color break in the collection, which allowed pink & yellow to enter the runway leading it to a close. sophisticated details were seen in the collection as joan smalls, liu wen, jourdan dunn, jacquelyn jablonski, frida gustavsson, jacquelyn jablonski & lindsey wixson all walked the runway. from cast to concept, as a whole, the collection is one of fresh direction & classically timeless feminine style.

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spring collections: theyskens’ theory, new york

olivier theyskens has remained an emerging talent in the fashion world since his work with the rochas, from the rochas he transitioned as creative lead at nina ricci. during his time at nina ricci, theyskens imagination & vision hit overdrive & a completely new ricci was revealed. upset by the advanced vision & disruption for simple elegance at the house of nina ricci, theyskens was removed from the label. after his departure, anna wintour herself expressed her disgust for theyskens removal & since then we’ve been waiting to see what theyskens would be working on next. as demonstrated in the past, theyskens’ vision reappears like a phoenix from the ashes once more. teaming with moderately priced theory, theyskens merges to create the appropriately titled, “theyskens theory”. allowing olivier to be exposed to a mass market, the collection is both commercially acceptable & progressively chic. relaxed silhouettes are seen in black & white with different shapes & interesting cuts. im excited that, even when not employed by any major fashion house at the current time, theyskens is stil considered a mainstay in fashion. his vision remains entirely intact & who wouldnt kill for lower priced theyskens designed threads? i mean, really. while olivier continues his creative journey the ricci brand sits back rested in normalcy. overall, a solid collection.

imagesource | vogue.it

collection images: nina ricci, resort

the resort 2011 collection for nina ricci capitalizes on feminine design details. pink, white & neutral shaded garments appear throughout the collection in the form of dresses & cutesy coats. while much of the nina ricci design approach has become less & less grand; this collection still manages to include beautifully expensive elements. with the drapping & some of the more relaxed silhouettes, the collection manages to capture the brands signature girly girl style while allowing more youthful interest to attract existing & potential clientele. while the use of pink is almost typical, the collection grades fair in comparison to many of the other collections that have debuted this pre-season. is that pink gown not complete devastation though?

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fall prêt-à-porter, paris: nina ricci

at this point in time, there is an elevated interest in the current creative direction of the house of nina ricci. since the termination of olivier theyskens, the brand has seemingly lost creativity at an overwhelming pace. last season was a fair showing with some early signs of lackluster quality & this season took a nose dive. from the sloppy bouffants to the disturbingly misguided concepts, this by far is among the worst collections i’ve seen. though i usually dont take an opportunity to speak on how negatively a collection is on the runway, this particular case is different. while at nina ricci, olivier theyskens really took the label into the future with his higly imaginative vision- only to be fired. rumors swirled that theyskens had worked too dramatically against the labels reputation & known style direction. shortly after, he was deemed unfit for a creative directing role; & now we see this. a complete missed mark by one of fashions most historically valued fashion houses. the model casting was fair, but as previously stated, having a dope model cast will not make up for lack of creativity, direction or craftsmanship. a complete disappointment for nina ricci. im in utter shock that this was allowed on the runway to represent the brand. the collection is completely devoid of any actual style or taste, a disgrace to the runways of paris fashion week. changes need to be made & fast, if not, the nina ricci name will be irreparably tarnished forever. peter copping needs to step his fuckn cookies up.

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jessica stam for nina ricci, spring

represented by IMG model management, supermodel jessica stam appears for the nina ricci spring ad campaign. with a cutesy ricci bow clutch, jessica stam looks completely fresh. jessica was also enlisted for the FW09 ad campaign for the nina ricci fragrance, “ricci ricci”. though the campaign is nothing groundbreaking, its still very likable & commercially acceptable.

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pre-fall collections: nina ricci

sitting outside the olivier theyskens realm of creativity, nina ricci presents their pre-fall collection. i love the collections reconstruction of coats; the tailoring & silhouettes present something entirely new. matched with red lipped female models throughout the collection images, the focus of this season for the ricci brand is quite clear. though commercially acceptable, the collection manages to inject new twists & design concepts with expected fall pieces. everyone loves a dope remix.

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