Peter Copping, the genius behind Nina Ricci, aptly named his S/S 2012 “Zina”, after the Russian artist Zina de Plagny who collaborated with Ricci in the 1930’s. Reminiscent of “La Belle Époque”, the collection was delicate, feminine and elegant featuring high-waisted floral print pencil skirts, lacey tops, dainty cardigans and prim little cage hats every model donned as a nod to Jackie O. Think Sixties Haute Couture.
Models paraded down the runway in bourgeois skirt suits, see-through dresses, lacy bejeweled ensembles and embellished patchworks of chiffon, lace and sparkly embroideries. Paired with pithy lingerie, an always-promising feature at Nina Ricci, he created the ultimate ideal of delicate femininity evoking La Belle du Jour persona. Copping spiced up this dainty line with a bit of quilted leather, exquisite bras, and edgy bandeau tops.
Resuscitating the feminine appeal of the 1930’s and Zina’s decorous nature, Copping refered to this style as “The Golden Age of Couture”, however it was the slightly seductive pieces in the collection that had everyone talking after the show. What do you think of the new Spring/Summer 2012 line? Check out the entire collection below…
Written By: Kimberly Dreisinger
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