"Beach to night and the seventies" were Peter Copping's starting points for Resort. His ending point: the sauciest, sexiest Nina Ricci
collection he's done. Little bikinis were the foundation for everything from a bordeaux camisole and slip combo to a lilac cashmere sweater worn with a scuba-fabric skirt to peekaboo lace cocktail dresses. Some of the lace came with stretch built in, which created a relaxed, almost sporty vibe. Continuing in the dressed-down direction, Copping added denim to the lineup—a first for the label. There was an A-line coat finished in black grosgrain, as well as a neat little jacket and a barely-there asymmetric wrap mini that turned to reveal it was actually a pair of shorts. Another clever idea that put the emphasis on ease: a smocked blouse in a micro-print and a matching full skirt. "It's just smarter to give our girl options," Copping said.
As deshabille as the mood was, dressing up is and always will be the raison d'être at Ricci. A delicate butterfly print dress with an embroidered white tulle bodice and handkerchief hem drew oohs and ahhs, as did its more dramatic cousin, a long gown in embroidered black tulle.