Lifting delicate details from the world of dance, Peter Copping’s Autumn collection for Nina Ricci revealed an enchanting assemblé of Parisian elegance. Katia and Marielle Labèque sent the show off to a sensational high by playing ‘two movements by two pianos’ by Philip Glass on back to back black grand pianos.
Classical notes in music were complimented with colour. Deep lush reds, academic black and white and somber lighting set the tones. As sounds of the Pianos penetrated through L’Espace Éphémère in the Jardin des Tuileries, elegant silhouettes graced the catwalk and ballerinas came to life.
Hand-warmers, leotards, head-bands and knitted cardigans played on the dancers’ accessories. Dresses in rosy beige, petal white and quilted silk coats made a contrasting appearance to classical colours.
Particularly plié, a black cocktail dress with ballerina pink lining on the inside. A small hidden luxury, and an example of the special attention to detail that’s unique to Copping’s designs. The red wool Parka coat with fox–fur collar a striking favourite.
This Autumn Nina Ricci brings the relaxed functionality of the Ballerinas’ warm-up to urban Paris offering feminine pieces that truly capture a story of sophisticated Parisian style. The romantic idea of the dancers ease and graceful movement brought to the streets of Paris, hits all the right notes.