With former creative director Peter Copping now settled at Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci has been in a bit of a transition period of late. Although…you might never have known as Guillaume Henry, formerly of Carven, seemlessly swept in and took the reigns as new creative director with ease. At Paris Fashion Week, Henry unveiled Nina Ricci’s Fall 2015 Collection, his first at the house – and the results were divine!
Honoring that cool, sophistication of the house, Henry crafted that signature poise we know and love from Nina Ricci – with sparkling details as a nice added touch. After all, a little glitz never hurt anyone!
There’s something so innately pleasing about Nina Ricci that always speaks to me. After being a tad let down by collections this season, I was really excited to see Nina Ricci carry on with Guillaume Henry as new creative director without much drama or fanfare. Somehow, things just always click right into place at Ricci and even a switch in creative director isn’t rattling that cage.
Of course, I’m also very easily seduced by blues and sparkle…so a cobalt collection featuring a hefty handful of sequins had me excited! As always, the clothes are 100% covetable – and I want them in my closet, like yesterday! By all means, Guillaume Henry, if you’d like to contribute to my wardrobe…I’m open! *begs*
I also really love the fresh faced beauty look from the runway show! It’s that flawless no makeup makeup look that I somehow never managed to pull off just right. Leave it to me to go a tad too heavy handed on the blush or eyeshadow, not necessarily ruining the look…but definitely ruining that crisp, clean effect.
Nina Ricci’s Fall 2015 RTW collection showcased a mixture of textures, ranging from sequin to hair, to satin…to tweed. The palette was very heavy on blue, but also had a spicy pink/red dress that makes me suspect more color is on the way from Henry as he gets more situated at the house.
It’s nice to see that easy, breezy classic feel of Nina Ricci not just alive and well, but prospering! I know to some change is difficult, but I’m definitely not one of those people. To me, change is exciting! I’m very excited to see how the future unfolds through Henry’s direction. His silhouettes at Carven were traditional, but he also had a serious way of working with color and print.
For all we know, come Spring 2015 – Nina Ricci might be slightly edgy? I’d support it!
How do you think Guillaume Henry did with his first Nina Ricci collection?