Nina Ricci Runway Fall 2012

Nina Ricci Fall 2012

Nina Ricci Runway Fall 2012

Peter Copping makes channeling the seductive edge of Parisian chic nearly effortless with Nina Ricci's Fall 2012. Set off in rich berry hues and a decidedly darker palette, Ricci is still all woman, only sexier. Where we're given ladylike shapes — cinched waists and full skirts, Copping finishes in sultry sheer, luxe fur, and leg-baring slits or cutout necklines. Tweedy fabrics in the sexiest iterations banish every image of traditional skirt suits reworked in curve-conscious dressing and patchworked with hints of lace. We get the playful references to lingerie dressing, but with every dose Copping's looks are all crafted with charm. A hint of floral print, pinks and pastels — even on heels finished with sparkly embellished straps — punctuate the black chiffon and deep plum hues giving way to a delightful girlishness in all the grown-up glamour. That's not by accident — Copping explains his inspiration for the collection as "a little girl playing dress up." At its core, that's what it is; it's all romance — both a fully modern, but deeply romantic idea of womanly dressing and a nostalgia for our days of dressing up in mom's closet.

  • Trends: Tweed, lace, sheer, ladylike dressing, fur trim, florals.
  • Colors: Black, white, plum, nude, pink, red.
  • Key Looks: The tweed and lace patchwork pieces put a new spin on sexy.
  • Accessories: Long leather gloves with fur trim, front-zip knee-high boots and ankle boots, crisscross strap heels, ankle-strap heels.
  • Who Would Wear It: The romantic who plays to her sexy side; Kate Bosworth would rock the sheer dresses.
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