Nina Ricci Goes Airborne With Breezy Pre-fall Collection – WWD
Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter have been tubing deep on the ocean floor for inspiration since they took over as art directors of Nina Ricci in 2018. For the pre-fall collection, they switched the angle of view, turning their eyes to the sky.
Taking cues from the French brand’s best-selling fragrance, L’Air du Temps, and its swirly bottle design, the designers focused on the technical aspects of extreme sports like jumping. parachute and kitesurfing.
Elements of kite and parachute have been incorporated into the jacket, contrasting classic tailoring checks with technical fabrics in colorful graphics borrowed from windsurf sails. Convertible clothing fans, they give the pants full length to pull the fabric out into flat sheets.
Photos of the parachute, taken from above, inspire the patchy color stains on a mohair sweater. Skirts with removable backs create volume as you walk.
“We did a lot of testing on the body and movement, so we ran, walked – we had a lot of fun creating the garments with the team,” says Herrebrugh.
The images in the look book capture the models in many different flying positions. Botter explains: “What we try to capture is the moment when one loses balance, almost this awkward moment. What better way to describe the spirit of the times?
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