Fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci

– By Teresa Greenfeld – 

Nina Ricci Fall 2013
As notes of “Two Movements for Two Pianos” soared from side by side grand pianos, the Fall 2013 collection for Nina Ricci soared down a glowing crimson runway. Inspired by the brand’s 1973 campaign featuring ethereal dancers, shot by David Hamilton, designer Peter Copping showed a feminine, yet strong and powerful collection, with a definite 1950s influence.
In a palate of black, white, and red, the collection’s strength lay in its simplicity – its ease of movement, perfection of cut, and in its ultimate wearability. With a focus on expanding the line’s separates and daywear, Copping took the Nina Ricci woman – the luxe bohemian sophisticate who comes alive in evening wear – and put her in the boardroom (or at the very least, at lunch).  She does, nonetheless, still need something to slip on at dusk, and Copping gave us what we love and expect from a Nina Ricci collection: bias cut silk and lace slip dresses, floating ostrich-feathered hems, and corseted, sweetheart necklines.
Wool-cashmere blend skirt suits, chic fur-trimmed parkas, shirred pencil skirts, silk-chiffon pleated, ruffled hem dresses, and bold red lips stood out; it was a collection with a decidedly Et Dieu… Créa La Femme-esque feel. Elegant and refined, yet with a raw sensuality just below the surface

Photos courtesy of Style.com

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