Nina Ricci AW15
For his debut at Nina Ricci, ex-Carven designer Guillaume Henry went minimalist - or as minimalist as one can go when at the helm of a fashion house synonymous with femininity. If Henry's designs at Carven were girly and quirky, here they were ladylike and nonchalant, cut in simple lines but looking incredibly luxurious in a palette of classic navy, camel, black and white. Outerwear was cut oversized, with coat sleeves as long as arms and shoulders sloping off the models' bodies. The pea coat was the star and among the line-up was a version overlaid with fringing that swung when in motion - the perfect way to soften its strict lines. Camel and navy suiting boasted fluid, wide-leg trousers while ivory-coloured boucle shifts came with nubbly patches. Lace dresses were cut straight down the body and were used almost as layering pieces beneath chunky knits and enveloping coats. Satin shifts came decorated with tufts of feathers and what could be easier or more chic than a simple sequin T-shirt dress? In white, silver, black and one single bright red version, they are the perfect solution to many an after-hours dressing dilemma.
Who we saw: Garance Dore and Miroslava Duma.
What they wore: A white canvas jumpsuit topped by a trench coat for Garance and a pale blue trench for Miroslava.
In a nutshell: Luxe minimalism at its best.
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