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April 21 2014

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14 posts tagged "Peter Copping"

School’s Out At The Royal College Of Art

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Last night’s Royal College of Art gala brought out famous designers like Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping, and Philip Treacy to gather and take in the work of the graduating M.A. course. Critics like Suzy Menkes and Hilary Alexander did their best to scrutinize looks and take notes, but the festive mood—end-of-term euphoria, plus a heady dose of Jubilee excitement—and almighty whoops rising from boisterous student tables made that a bit difficult. “Oh well, let them enjoy,” said Lucia van der Post, The Financial Times‘ “How to Spend It” columnist. “School’s out for summer, after all.”

Still, plenty saw promise in the graduating class. “We’re always excited to see how each young designer demonstrates the creative possibility of crystal in design,” said Nadja Swarovski, the evening’s benefactress, who donates crystal to students for their collections and bestows an annual award, this year to womenswear M.A. graduate Trine Hav Christennsen. “This year was no exception—the students took it to an entirely different level.” “I thought the menswear presentation was particularly strong,” added Erdem Moralioglu. “Alexander James was outstanding and I am sure he is going to be very well known, very soon.”

Photo: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

When It Comes Time To Take Sides, Will You Go Red Or Blue—Or Both?

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Forget the Red and the Black. Right now, it’s all about the Red and the Blue. The 2012 elections will mean a full year of face-off between the red Republicans and the blue Dems. All of a sudden, the red and blue Masai prints at Thakoon and Kim Jones’ men’s collection for Louis Vuitton are looking prescient. Showgoers at the men’s and Couture shows have been experimenting with primary-colored combinations, too, and now more designers are picking up on the theme. Giambattista Valli and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci have been pushing cardinal and cobalt with their pre-fall collections.

Soon, the Super Bowl will have Giants fans and Patriots supporters (like the queen of them all, Gisele Bündchen) squaring off in New York blue and New England red. But no need to pick just one. As the looks in our slideshow attest, it’s all in the mix.

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Photo: Courtesy of Nina Ricci

Gisele’s Reign Continues, Armani Gets A Royal, And Tao Bows

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First Balenciaga, now Isabel Marant. Gisele’s sweep of Spring’s ad campaigns continues. Say au revoir, Kate Moss. [Fashionologie]

And in other campaign buzz, Peter Copping’s first ad for Nina Ricci, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, had its sneak preview today. If you dig the disco feel, cross your fingers for more sequins and banquettes when Copping’s overhauled Web site for the brand launches in March. [WWD]

While Kate Middleton puts the U.K.’s finest publications in a tizzy over her confidential dress choice, Charlene Wittstock—the South African Olympian who’s set to wed Albert II, Prince of Monaco—has tapped Giorgio Armani to design her wedding gown. All hail royal disclosure. [People]

Tao Comme des Garçons, the CDG affiliate designed by Tao Kurihara, announced today that its Spring 2011 collection was its last. Check out its swan song here. [WWD]

Photo: John Aquino

Doutzen Ties The Knot, Copping’s Set To Shoot, A Look Behind The Scenes At J.Crew, And More…

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Congrats to Dutch model Doutzen Kroes (pictured), who wed her longtime boyfriend Sunnery James in her hometown of Eastermar, the Netherlands, this weekend. The pregnant bride wore Pronovias, a Spanish label. The Angel and her new husband are honeymooning on Madagascar, so no hope of seeing her at the Victoria’s Secret show this Wednesday. [Page Six]

Peter Copping is on a roll at Nina Ricci: After debuting his new line of Barneys-exclusive dresses, he’s set to launch the brand’s return to advertising with a new campaign (with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin) and, eventually, bridal and lingerie. [Fashionologie]

Can’t get enough of J.Crew’s Spring 2011 men’s collection? Then check out the behind-the-scenes shots creative director Frank Muytjens snapped over at T. [The Moment]

Moleskine and, uh, Pac-Man: two great tastes that taste great together? [Racked]

And in case you missed it this weekend, Eric Wilson’s assessment of the current State of Love (Courtney, that is) is well worth a read—and, no, not just because we’re mentioned in the opening line. [NYT]

Photo: Greg Kessler / FirstView.com

Copping Around The Clock

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There’s no getting away from the little black dress, and Peter Copping designed a beauty for his new capsule collection for Barneys New York—perfect for a chic dinner out on the town, and accordingly called the 8 p.m. Avenue Montaigne dress (above right). But woman cannot live on L.B.D. alone, so the five-piece capsule, which will be exclusive to Barneys and Nina Ricci’s Avenue Montaigne store, includes options for day as well as night. And seeing as the Ricci client is an international type, they’re named for her various ports of call, too: The work-friendly 10 a.m. Palisades dress comes in gray cotton jersey, and the 4:00 p.m. Ginza dress (above left) in cotton eyelet; for a brighter evening option, there’s the 6 p.m. silk radzimir cocktail dress in a vivid pink Copping calls azalea. Mario Sorrenti shot Missy Rayder in the dresses, which go on pre-sale at a cocktail fête at Barneys’ L.A. flagship tomorrow night, with proceeds benefiting the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Photos: Mario Sorrenti/Barneys New York