As the first model walked onto the runway of the Nina Ricci Spring 2014 show in Paris, a sheer white curtain began unravelling, following her around the bend. The gauzy backdrop was perfect for Peter Copping's latest collection, which was nearly all white (though in many assembled shades like alabaster, chalk, plaster, and porcelain, to name a few). With a feminine take on suiting, glittering tweed jackets, and refined accessories — we have our eye on the new signature bag, an envelope clutch with a metal at-the-palm handle, and heels with carved mouldings — this offering was modern yet romantic as ever.
All the romance and delicacy of Nina Ricci was present for Spring 2012, with a healthy dose of overt flirtation added in. Slim dresses were dolled up with soft ruffles, drape, and pretty florals; floaty peplum tops, peeking from tailored cropped jackets, danced above miniskirts; and then there was lingerie. Designer Peter Copping had played with lingerie themes in his Resort collection; here it was taken a new level: models walked the runway in pretty bras, some underneath jackets, others simply with a swingy skirt. Slipdresses of silk and lace seemed cut apart and stitched back together. It was playful and seductive, but most importantly it was pretty.
- Trends: ladylike, boudoir, lingerie, florals.
- Colors: pink, white, black, lavender, blue.
- Key Look: the lace and silk slipdresses, the floral prints that came from the Nina Ricci archive.
- Accessories: minimal platform sandals, stilettos.
- Who Would Wear It: feminine, polished girls — Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Jen Aniston.
Accessories are a key part of any catwalk show and this season there seemed to be more hats than ever. In Paris, headwear featured on the runway at Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Lanvin and Nina Ricci to name but a few. It's been an amazing season and I have rounded up 20 of my favourite head pieces from the Autumn/Winter shows. Click through to find out more.
Nicole Kidman was her usual understated self in black Nina Ricci with lace insets. The standout of her ensemble, though, is a bejeweled necklace covered in huge crystal-bedazzled flowers. Her makeup and hair are as demure as her dress, but do you think any of it worked with such a bold, showstopper necklace?
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As speculation mounts about the possible designer of Kate Middleton's wedding dress (widely expected to be Bruce Oldfield), designers from across the globe have been sketching their ideas for the future Queen. WWD today published sketches by names like Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Missoni, Vera Wang and Jason Wu showing off a wide range of unique designs. Click through to see what they came up with!
From ferocious prints to '70s glam to bold cuts, the 2011 Cruise collections have been a blast to follow. But we're not done — there are 20 more looks I must leave you with. Here's a hint of what's hot: ponchos, neutrals, transparency, sexy lace, bold hues, and funkadelic prints. In a nutshell, easy glamour.
This is a great month for stocking up on glossy magazines. There are so many great cover stars and impressive spreads. This month Daria Werbowy appears in Canada's Flare Magazine posing in some of this Autumn's hottest pieces including those Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte boots. I'm planning my new wardrobe already...
Springtime is upon us and that means sunshine, flowers blooming and brighter makeup colours. Not only are we shedding our clothing, but we're also shedding our dry and flaky dead skin cells. Our bodies are adjusting to the climate and with these amazing beauty products, you can help transform yourself from dull to fresh and dewy — enjoy!
Rumours have been circulating for a while and in January it was confirmed that Olivier Theyskens would be leaving Nina Ricci when his contract terminated. However, the French fashion house has today announced that the creative director has already parted ways with them, about six months and a collection earlier than expected.
In an official joint statement Ricci said that Theyskens had exited on 10th March. Ricci “wishes to re-orientate its development strategy for the years to come,” and added, “Consequently, Nina Ricci and its artistic director Olivier Theyksens have decided by mutual agreement to cease their collaboration.” Peter Copping, who has been working at Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs, is set to take on the role although there are no updates in regards to his position.
Plenty of rumours were circulating throughout Paris Fashion Week as to the future of Theysken's career including working on the revival of Schiaparelli, and a relaunch of his signature label, but nothing is yet confirmed.