Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh were the choice for the brand’s clean and calm direction. In the meantime, the Nina Ricci Spring 2019 RTW collection was produced by an in-house team put in place, outlining a feminine/masculine aesthetic.
The collection was considered a palate cleanser with viable pieces, like a navy technical nylon trench, an easy shirting-stripe silk midi dress that pulls over the head with little fuss, and mannish pantsuits in solid or striped twill.
Highlights from the plays on feminine/masculine, a house code, included structured pantsuits only in a feminine stripe, and a spencer with an integrated scarf lapel.
A simple black evening dress sported a split at the front and back to create the effect of a pantsuit in motion, while an elegant silk navy apron dress was based on an archive piece. Flowers, another signature, were referenced in prints and a range of petal dresses and skirts. Open-gauge knits evoked lace.