Tag: peter copping

fall prêt-à-porter, paris: nina ricci

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 soft & feminine, the collection is nothing spectacular, despite historical references thoughtfully included.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.  

imagesource | vogue.fr

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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the fashion report: sixty-two

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.

imagesource | style.it

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.

imagesource | style.com

runway images: nina ricci, ss collection