June 13, 2010 New York
Tailoring was a surprise hit on Copping's Fall runway, so he's continued to expand the category here in signature Ricci style, turning out a softly structured piece-washed jacket and loose tuxedo pants with pleated front panels or an unlined, raw-edged trench (contrast piping on its interior meant the latter number was just as pretty on the inside). Eveningwear, though, is where this designer's eye for the charming detail really shines. An ivory- and white-lace fitted T-shirt dress worn over a peach slip will have its celebrity fans, but stylists will be scrambling over a classically draped cerise pink gown with multiple bows up the back. Why? It has that winning combination of looking effortless yet making a major impact.