Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2011

Peter Croping did his homework before he designed this collection for Nina Ricci. He went to the archives and brought the soft palette from Christian Bérard, author of many images of Nina Ricci parfums; the water color prints, from the designer of the bottle of “L’air du temps” parfum, Marc Lalique and finally, for the colorful palette and crystal embellishments, he was inspired by Jamine Janet decorator of the French maison.

From Nina’s son Robert Ricci, he “stole” a masculine side, which he mixed in this very feminine and girly collection.

Draping, ruffles and shearing gave clothes a romantic touch, completed by lace, chiffon and satin fabrics.

Regarding the colors, pastel pink, nude and gray opened the show, but soon made way to a brighter palette of fuchsia, blue and mustard yellow. Flower prints didn’t also miss the show.

In the middle of the show, there were two things that I wasn’t quite sure to like: some kind of 3D effect on the colors and two sets made of a thing that seemed to be tweed. Tweed in the Spring? Hum…I don’t know. Apart from that, everything was perfect.

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