Nina Ricci Women Autumn-Winter 2015 -Guillaume Henry made his debut at Nina Ricci as newly appointed creative director with a modern, elegant collection, confident in its simplicity.
Henry wiped the palette clean and broke away from the house codes of romanticism, that way Peter Copping had left things, and produced a line of tweaked simple basics. The collection was restrained, pared back and feminine.
Deceptively simple in the form of dresses cut in straight lines like a T-shirt of frayed tweed.
The colour palette was stripped back to neutral shades; white, camel, navy and black with a punch of red half way through.
Outwear played a big part in the collection. Coats were designed in a boyish structure; sleeves fell to the fingertips of models and wide lapel’s gives the impression of having had borrowed your boyfriend’s coat.
Smart separates, elongated trousers and patch work fur were all intertwined within the line-up. It wouldn’t be a Nina Ricci collection without some lace making an appearance, Henry incorporated it into sheer lace dresses adding a touch of femininity which the house is so well known for.
Modernity and elegance was the evening wear in the form of dazzling red and silver sequined dresses. Models strut down the catwalk in kitten heels carrying structured bowling bags; natural hair and make-up matched the simplicity of the collection.
We’ll be looking forward to see how Henry expands his vision for the label in forthcoming collections.
Nina Ricci Women Autumn-Winter 2015