April 21 2014

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14 posts tagged "Peter Copping"

The Split-Second Preview: Nina Ricci


The Spring ’14 collections are under way in Paris, and before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.

Nina Ricci Preview

WHO: Nina Ricci, designed by Peter Copping

WHERE: Paris

WHEN: Thursday, September 26

WHAT: “Work in progress! Masculine meets feminine at Nina Ricci.”—Peter Copping. The designer sent us a peek into his studio, above.

Photo: Courtesy of Nina Ricci

Roses for Ricci


Rose petals were strewn across the runway at Peter Copping’s flirty Spring ’13 Nina Ricci show. So it makes sense that the designer would incorporate the romantic flower into his Spring film. Created by an all-star cast (shot by Inez & Vinoodh, styled by Alex White, and starring Arizona Muse), the moody short features Muse running through a flurry of falling petals, toward a giant metal fan. “The petals obviously create an extremely feminine mood, but the fact that we see them disintegrate, and also the mechanics of the wind machine, gives the film an added dimension,” Copping told He added that working with Inez & Vinoodh was “inspiring. I love the way they offset the Ricci femininity,” he said. Take an exclusive look at Nina Ricci’s new film, which debuts exclusively on, above.

The Recent Rush of Plush Velvet


Nothing adds a royal touch quite like velvet, and we’ve noticed plenty of it in the recent pre-fall, Haute Couture, and even menswear collections. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton whipped up an ecclesiastical draped robe in cardinal red, while Stella McCartney, Rochas’ Marco Zanini, and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci were among the designers who incorporated the fabric into eveningwear. Christopher Kane, for his part, took the material in a more casual direction with a cool biker jacket. Velvet is getting play in the real world, too. Jessica Alba turned up to the Dior Haute Couture show this week wearing a sumptuous black topcoat, while Joséphine de la Baume gave off a witchy vibe in a crushed-velvet number at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of our favorite velvet looks.

Veni, Vidi, Ricci


Good news for fans of the Peter Copping-designed Nina Ricci label. Following the success of its first “Les Envies” collection, now selling briskly in stores and on Net-a-Porter, the French brand was showing off its next delivery here in New York yesterday. The capsule offering features wardrobe must-haves, hence the name, and sells for about 30 percent less than the runway pieces. “I wanted ‘Les Envies’ to feel easier and younger than the main line, yet still have the Ricci spirit,” Copping said via e-mail from Paris. “For the construction and attention to detail, the approach is the same as any other collection, although the final pieces remain simpler.” Simpler is a relative term chez Ricci. Little sweaters are backed with printed silk, coats come in teddy bear faux fur, and, of course, there’s still plenty of lace. Copping continued, “It opens us up to a broader clientele, which for me is extremely positive. But, to maintain our place as a luxury brand, I think it will be necessary to elevate part of the show collection—making it even more special.” See what we mean about good news?

Photo: Courtesy of Nina Ricci

Spring ’13: A Season On The Fringe


Fringe has circled in and out of fashion since at least the Great Gatsby era, and the shaggy stuff materialized once again at some of Spring’s most memorable shows. Joseph Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier, and Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping took silk tassels in a glam direction; their slinky looks shook with each step down the runway. And speaking of glitz, how about those metallic tinsel-covered numbers from Versace? We’ll be seeing those on a red carpet sooner rather than later. The Rodarte girls went rock star, whipping up Claude Montana-esque leather biker jackets that are sure to be popular with the street-style crowd, while Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane created a crocheted leather duster-length cape that complemented the covenlike look of the overall collection.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of our favorite fringed looks for Spring.

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