Runway Report: Nina Ricci Fall 2016

It was sensual and slouchy showing at Nina Ricci as designer Guillaume Henry showed his third collection for the brand, convincing us that for next fall, theirs is a match made in fashion heaven. While Nina Ricci remains a quintessentially French house, known for its feminine, lingerie-themed details and off-kilter-but-alluring color combinations, the innovative course initially charted by previous designer Peter Copping now seems to be updated and confidently launched under Henry’s direction.  Everything we love about Nina Ricci has been elevated to a new level of finesse, especially the aforementioned stylistic hallmarks. Those – intensified and expanded upon in this collection – never looked better than when generously tailored and layered, clearly taking inspiration from menswear without diluting the brand’s core values.

The boyishly cut, classic pieces of this collection – cropped pants, oversized trench coats and pea jackets – worked particularly well when paired with shimmery transparent blouses, lacy tops or when rendered in sleek and innovative combinations of texture. These looks also sizzled when shown between the sparkling techno velvets and silky slip dresses that rounded out the rest of the options from Ricci in a collection that felt retro-French in the best possible way.

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A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.