Girlish screams bubble up in our throats as we looks at the sheer beauty that is Nina Ricci, full of color and the power to invoke strong desires. Yes, it may not be the best collection ever done by the House, but it is undoubtedly one of our favourites on the Paris Fashion Week spring 2016 runway for it is simply to die for. The colors, the textures, the feeling that we are overcome with when staring at the pale gold skirts and dresses and coats and trousers certainly knocks our breaths away.
The blinding red and the fun shades of green, from forest to moss to khaki colors are what create both fire and backdrop to the Nina Ricci spring/summer 2016 RTW collection, respectively. Mustard yellows clash with gold to really inspire us as we look to mix and match and create a wardrobe of our own. For surely we cannot be creating a spring and summer wardrobe with nary a Nina Ricci outfit among them! If nothing else, we have our eyes set on a sexy belted coat or two from among the line-up.
Designer Guillaume Henry makes Ricci look good. The bottle green leather was beautiful to open with and with the manner in which the model was presented so fresh in our minds, there is no way the Nina Ricci spring 2016 line-up is not one of the best shows seen in the past few days, if not the month. Red ruby lips are where are eyes are drawn, while shoulder length hair seems to be the norm all of the sudden.
There is a mature seductress born out of Henry’s work, one where the lady in question is not afraid to don a sheer green or pink silk top while leaving her breasts exposed to the chill in the air, which effectively gives them a hardened look. She is the mature woman who can pull on a glossy black apron and still come out the dominatrix with the rhinestone-studded straps. The Ricci woman now is one who likes things minimal but with small feathery embellishments that undulate with every step taken. She is good at what she does and that can make her a pretty bad girl, if you know which angle to look at her from.
Between ankle strapped sandals, lots of décolletage, feathery handbags, and shiny materials, this was a pretty lovely collection. It was like watching simplicity take on a slightly complex turn at this point or that, while gentle shimmers peeked through the high gloss from time to time, while the matte kind of drowned from place to place. Out only problem is the fact that the black shiny looks paired with the pale gold make the sweater, the skirt and the pair of trousers looks a lot like garbage bags, which is unseemly for such a sensually mature collection. Mr. Henry might want to fix that up a bit to prevent any misunderstandings for the combination of black and the golden hue certainly is the right mix.
Photos courtesy of Vogue