Nina Ricci Spring 2017 - Runway Review
October 1, 2016
Guillaume Henry injected his signature sense of fun to the coquettishness style that is Nina Ricci—with the enveloped pushed in a more fashion-forward approach for spring. Imagining a sunset over Bogotá, Colombia, the collection’s shades of purple, pink and blue saturated beautifully complemented the South American attitude in the tropical prints and sheen.
A bit bourgeois, anchored in classic French chic, the black and white stripes, floral motifs and flashes of fur print (one leopard print style came as a total-look) created eye candy throughout the 40-look show. Mostly devoted to daywear, Henry played up purple in a major way, on a boxy, slouchy leather shirt, tailored satin pants with a matching belt and a velvet suit. Metallic gold and bronze, the latter in a tank shown with tonal bronze-striped velvet flared pants, gave the collection an exciting jolt—just enough to shine on its own.