Nina Ricci was always a brand keen on reflecting a distinct prettiness and a sensibility in design, and with his fall / winter 2013 collection Peter Copping did nothing but elaborate on that same aspects, envisioning a delicate line up with inspiration coming back from the seventies, more precisely from L’air Du Temps, a perfume ad photographer David Hamilton shot for the house, in which he perfectly captured the magical world of ballet.
As Katia and Marielle Labèque played Philip Glass’ “Two Movements for Two Pianos”, the models came down the runway with their hair pulled back and with their lips red, offering us a glimpse in the spectacular lives of the ballerinas, on stage – mirroring their costume fantasies, and off stage – where discipline, restraint and exercise were reflected by the clean, elongated figures, sometimes fit, at other times effortlessly layered.
The classic color palette of red, black and ivory secured the softness Copping was permanently pursuing, as the garments, built upon the lines of the 1950s silhouettes juxtaposed the modern elegance, with echoes of the traditional ballet costumes. Cashmere sweaters, delicate turtlenecks, red power suits and a spectrum of short and flare skirts, complemented by the striking segment of evening wear where bustier gowns gently embellished with black ostrich feathers and alluring lace inserts dominated the runway, helped Peter Copping achieve his goal in the end, a soft, whimsical and romantic one.
You can see all of the Nina Ricci autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree