Nestled against a mountain range, the city of Bogota, Colombia boasts magnificent sunsets when the rays of the setting sun touch the cloudy peaked horizon. It is this moment that Guillaume Henry hoped to capture in his Spring/Summer 2017 presentation for Nina Ricci. With a palette of multi-hued purples in shades of mauve, magenta, plum, eggplant, wine, and raisin that gave way to moody blues in shades of midnight, navy, and indigo mixed with shots of tangerine orange, he achieved a gorgeous nightfall effect. The clothes were coquettish, feminine, and classically French, tailored to perfection and offering gorgeous wardrobe staples for the coming season.
If you’re suiting up for a day of meetings and errands, Nina Ricci offers both comfort and style in equal measure.
Impeccably cut satin trousers in both cropped and wide-leg varieties, tie-neck silk blouses, and leather trench coats led the workwear offerings of the show, of which there were many. If you’re suiting up for a day of meetings and errands, Nina Ricci’s silky lace-trimmed slip skirts, wool suits, and relaxed, striped tops offer both comfort and style in equal measure.
Flirtatious looks were also part of the lineup, running the gamut from crocheted mesh slips and sparkly turtlenecks to slinky striped dresses with glittering facades. These looks were sultry and unfussy, but their densely worked surfaces made a stronger argument for fall/winter style than spring/summer. Perhaps this collection’s trans-seasonal aesthetic is the reason why Henry aims to release a selection of it by November 2016.