Runway Review: Nina Ricci Spring 2015

After five years at Nina Ricci, designer Peter Copping might have saved his best for last, presenting a final collection for the brand that embraced all the feminine hallmarks we’ve come to adore at the Copping version of Ricci while retaining the necessary lightness needed for spring and needed for now.  The romantic ruffles, the defined waist, the bustiers, florals, and ladylike embellishments were all there – but reinterpreted within the framework of a 1940s silhouette, the practicality and ease of lots of separates, and plenty of youthful detailing.  The gorgeously reworked back-to-front cardigans, paneled and slit pencil skirts, and easier eveningwear with a shorter hem, seemed to especially embody this alluring spirit.  Whispered as an almost-fact around fashion week is Peter Copping’s purported move to Oscar de la Renta, and while we’ll certainly miss the Copping touch in Paris, we hope to see him infuse the de la Renta aesthetic with the ease and clever detail he brought to this season’s lovely collection at Nina Ricci.

About the Author

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.