Nina Ricci FALL WINTER 2011-2012 COLLECTION

by VelvetMagazineME

PORTRAIT OF A LADY 

 

In the reflection of a fragmented mirror, Peter Copping delivers an intimate and delicate fall-winter collection which evokes the ultimate feminine aesthetic in all its elegance.

Via subtle touches, he alludes to several portrait artists both classic and contemporary including John Currin, Ingres, Marlene Dumas, John Singer Sargent, Tamara de Lempicka and Vanessa Beecroft… Multiple images that capture the richness and variety of the feminine personality whether forceful or fragile, nostalgic or contemporary …

 

THE LOOK   Parisian nonchalant elegance, glamour and sensuality

Silhouette is oversized or fitted. Structure is well-defined or fluid. Textures are diaphanous or verging on opaque.

Proportions are enhanced by a defined waist. Asymmetry with more volume in the front and shaped in the back. Movement is apparent by the irregular but masterful cut.

 

FOCUS  Menswear details. Extra-large and structured coats and pea jackets, loose trousers. Reworked military knits.

Twisted seams, pleated and crushed fabrics give dresses and skirts an asymmetric way to suit womanly curves.

Lingerie and corsetry elements run throughout. Coats are “bathrobe-like,” channeling a painter’s model.

 

COLORS  Pastel colors, Ice Blue, Sea Green, Powdered Sheer contrast with Forest Green, Morello Cherry, Pearl gray, Anthracite, Black. Touches of Coral Rose …

 

FABRIC AND PRINTS  Wools superimposed or painted over, bouclé. Velvet,’ Panne de velours’, velvet “dévoré”. Lamé, lurex. Floral ‘Aquarelle’ prints.  Details of fur, embroideries with mirrors or sequins.

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