Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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A YOUTHFUL PERPSECTIVE
Paris: Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping had a vision of a youthful woman playing dress-up this Fall, a freewheeling and charming take on grown-up elegance. The collection reflected the duality of a fresh flirtatious spirit reaching for sophistication, paring a shrunken floral intarsia knit top with a satin pencil skirt or tucking a sheer blouse beneath a nubby tweed suit. Party frocks were often deconstructed, as were spiderweb knits, and casually patchworked spaghetti strap dresses had an insouciant edge. Uniformly loose and relaxed, fits allowed for body-skimming silk sheath dresses worn comfortably under slouchy fur coats while sleeves extended past the knuckles to further Copping’s borrowed-from-the-adults theme. Lingerie details became a constant as well, but combined with ruffled layers and relaxed silhouettes some ensembles seemed a bit too unfinished.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Loose / Relaxed / A-line
Color: Black / Cream / Cranberry / Plum / Forest green / Princess pink / Chocolate / Lavender
Key Items: Pencil skirts / Slip dresses / Sheer tops / Bandeau tops / Cropped jackets / Skirt suits / Sheath dresses / Fur trimmed evening coats / Long-sleeved silk dresses / Cardigans / Deconstructed party frocks / Spiderweb knit dresses / Layered evening dresses / Sheer a-line skirts
Materials: Chiffon / Silk / Lace / Tweed / Cashmere / Fur / Tulle / Velvet / Jersey / Spiderweb knits / Intarsia knits
Print + Pattern: Checks / Graphic florals / Polka dots
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Fur trim / Patchwork / Cutouts / Slits / Beading / Ruffles / Bows
Accessories + Footwear: Patent leather handbags / Strappy pumps / Suspenders / Layered crystal necklaces / Crystal bracelets / Peep-toe ankle boots / Cat-eye sunglasses / Knee-high zippered boots / Leather gloves / Ladylike tote bags / Chain-strap handbags / Jeweled collar necklaces / Wide leather belts
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