The Nina Ricci Resort 2017 collection naturally mixes ’20s and ’30s motifs with sleek and velvet fabrics from the ’70s, embodying the dynamic approach to art.
Guillaume Henry confessed that a season of overcast skies was largely responsible for conceiving a collection so motivated by heat, movement, and 1970s African swagger. By fusing the maison’s romantic Parisian heroine with photographer Malick Sidibé’s dapper portraiture and the pulsing sounds of Fela Kuti, he tapped a specific branch of retro flair to arrive at original looks that seduced from all angles.
Filled with evening proposals, which could be slightly toned down when combined with more casual jackets or pants. The tailoring techniques and embellishments used exude ultra polished vibes, and will inevitably appeal to those, who like to dress to the nines yet in a slightly unconventional way.
Netfish stockings, mesh materials and translucent embellishments remind of the refined elegance and opulent kind of fashion of the Twenties. Vertical stripes, cropped cuts and mannish staples got perfectly combined with heroin-chic motifs, creating an appealing contrast that is almost addictive. To balance the sling-back kitten heels and broderie anglaise, he juxtaposed velvet triangle bras and tube dresses that shimmered like city lights.