Words by Demet Kamburoglu

Nina Ricci’s Fall/Winter 2024 Collection comes in strong with a crystal vision of an ideal contemporary wardrobe. The sharp tailoring and structured silhouettes blend into the contrasting fabrics, creating a soft harmony of effortless magnetism. Highlighted by a frisson of flamboyance, the casual glamour of the collection lingers in the echoes of the 1960s.

Menswear style is reconstructed through a sensual ensemble to achieve the fancy looks of tuxedo jackets with power shoulders and wide lapels paired with cigarette pants. The garments in question contain jackets with peplum structures designed to enhance the curved form. Long-line dresses with a liquid-like appearance follow the jackets, forming a sentimental flow of fabrics. Ruffled, asymmetric skirts highlight the hip-hugging allure. To balance the tailoring, draped silk dresses with graphic prints and sheer silk ensembles with trailing scarves are instructed. Faux-shearling hoods and neat pillbox hats enhance each outfit’s overall charisma and character. The sensual touch of the juxtaposition of stylistic signatures builds a fluid magnetism for the viewer.

The mysterious feminine’s footsteps echo swiftly in the aesthetically designed collection led by the brand’s Creative Director Harris Reed: lace bodysuits worn underneath full-length faux fur coats, deep-V suit jackets, high-neck blouses with plunging necklines and floor-skimming evening dresses create the perfect vision of a sophisticated chic. Wool, crepe, velvet, and sumptuous silk blend into shiny mock-croc leather. Inspired by the authentic Parisian style, timeless black & white, oxblood red, and purple take the main stage while unexpected pops of electric blue shine through the details.

Tying the details together, the traditional bow motif is utilised in the accessories as a part of the structural silhouette. Designed by the Paris-based jeweller Hugo Kreit, graphic costume jewellery simultaneously entails shapes of apples and bows.

“I was very much inspired by an archival image by Richard Avedon of the actress Suzy Parker wearing Nina Ricci on Avenue Montaigne in 1962. She’s dressed in a classic tweed tailored dress with a fur-lined hood, and she’s wearing gloves but her arms are bare. She looks so self-assured, and iconic in this image,” says Harris Reed. Reed also highlights the quest to achieve the effortless elegance of a classic Parisian lady in the exhibited work.

On the runway, the collection’s aesthetic shines even brighter with the original beauty look by the British luxury make-up and skincare brand Charlotte Tilbury. Creating a signature look for the models, Charlotte and her team of international make-up artists bring their signature glamour to the fluid romanticism of the collection. Nina Ricci brings the audience an unforgettable show of fashion and casual glamour.