Under Guillaume Henry‘s creative direction at Nina Ricci, there was significantly less of the flirty, feminine vibe that existed under Peter Copping, based on the house’s Fall showing. There was also less lace, but it did make a few cameos on t-shirt dresses and pencil skirts. The outerwear was lovely, thanks to pieces like a navy coat with a rectangular motif or a fur coat shaved to resemble patchwork. Henry whipped up fringed dresses, as well as fringe cuffs and texture on simple shift dresses. Overall, the collection came in muted hues of nude, navy, white, and cream, save for one vibrant red sequined dress. Whether Nina Ricci clients will take to the new, more minimalist, less overtly feminine vibe of the maison’s latest collection remains to be seen.
PFW | Nina Ricci Fall 2015 RTW Runway