Show report: Nina Ricci A/W’12

Walking up the candle-lit 'white carpet' to the Place de la Concord at sunset on day two of Paris Fashion Week, there was a nostalgic...

Walking up the candle-lit ‘white carpet’ to the Place de la Concord at sunset on day two of Paris Fashion Week, there was a nostalgic, romantic feel that was the perfect aperitif for Peter Copping’s Autumn/Winter collection for Nina Ricci.

Models sashayed down the chandelier-festooned runway in tweed, silk, vintage fur and sheer basques worn with ruffled skirts.

Oversized coats were seen once again (THE key piece for AW12) along with sleek silhouettes and extra long sleeves that lent a youthful, girlish quality to some of the looks.

The vintage feel continued into footwear with long, laced ‘granny boots’ and chunky Mary Janes worn with practically everything.

Highlights included a chocolate silk bubble hem dress that’s bound to inspire high street imitations and Paris Fashion Week’s model de jour Cara Delevigne slinking down the catwalk in a plum silk slip, brown fur coat and blood red lips.

Inspired by ‘the wardrobe of her mother, grandmother and former generations’, Copping curated and customised a playful, poetic and achingly beautiful collection that had many a fashion editor falling in lust with it.

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