The Nina Ricci spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection showed during Paris Fashion Week and appeared to be more leisure and sporty inspired than before, but definitely in the best way. Typically, Nina Ricci collections have a tendency to be incredibly sexy, in the least subtle way, but the new direction for the spring 2017 lineup was exciting to see.
Creative director Guillaume Henry was inspired by Colombia, namely the hues pictured in the sunset over Bogotá, from deep purples to subtle pinks to soothing blues. Incorporating hints of athletic fashion and Latin influences, Guillaume Henry managed to put together the most mesmerizing Parisian chic collection for spring that targets self-confident women with an elegant style.
The colors were bright with a futuristic feel and still maintained an element of sexy that was just more subtle and functional than before. As prints go, the show did end up being a bit one note with a lot of stripes in the 41-ensemble collection; there was a lot of color and it was still interesting all the way through.
The trench coats were superb, designed to accentuate nearly everything in the collection flawlessly. They fit the perfect length requirements and were richly colored. There are a large number of pants in a wide range of cuts that are cut in a variety of complementary styles from high waisted to wide legged and even a pair of pants with cargo pockets. The looks are all different, fun and exciting and extremely wearable.
The skirts also have a very wide range of styles and include a leather button-up midi skirt with a very on trend long tailed belt. There is a sequin, low waist, belted skirt with a high center front split that is paired with a slinky tank.
Sequins made a lot of appearances in Nina Ricci’s spring 2017 collection as well, shimmering down the runway in several ensembles that included dresses, skirts and tops. The satiny velvet finish on pants and tops in the collection was not missed either.
So many of the looks were chic, accented with richly colored dark and bright handbags. Accessories also included little skinny belts and long tailed belts, chokers and scarves. The collection is very well put together with excellent leather handbags in a variety of colors, styles and sizes.
The jackets and plethora of tops included a lot of different materials, but complemented each other well. The tops were perfect for business wear, casual wear, dinners, brunch; these are great shirts that have very few limitations. The entire collection worked very well for someone who wants a great multifunctional wardrobe and wants to incorporate a lot sparkling and shimmering new pieces into their collection.
There is also a clear affinity for stripes throughout the Nina Ricci spring/summer 2017 collection but that does not make anything inaccessible to multiple styles. The mock turtlenecks, slinky tanks and interesting cuffs on the variety of shirts can mean there is something for every comfort level.
Photos courtesy of Vogue