Paris, AW20

Nina Ricci

Photography by Adam Katz Sinding

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A Magazine Team
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Coperni
Nina Ricci
Paris Fashion Week

The work of Kees van Dongen was the main inspiration of Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter’s fifth collection for Nina Ricci. The Dutch painter, who moved to Paris in 1897 and gained recognition for his use of vivid colors, was one of the founding members of Fauvism along with Henri Matisse and Maurice Vlaminck. Herrebrugh and Botter looked to van Dongen’s early work to come up with their own palette of taupes, blues and oranges, and mixed Nina Ricci’s soft femininity with their own menswear background (their label Botter was awarded Grand Prize at the 2018 Hyères Festival). With unexpected headgear at the center of their collections since their debut with Botter, the duo carried on with their narrative of big bowler hats, which has been fixture of their collections for Nina Ricci.

Paris, AW20

Coperni

Photography by Adam Katz Sinding

Having presented their previous collection in a Parisian Apple store, this season Arnaud Vaillant and Sebastien Meyer continued exploring technology by choosing Station F, the world’s biggest startup incubator, as the venue of their runway show. Along with a new iteration of the Motion Dress – Coperni’s own take on the little black dress – the duo materialized our digital reality into a series of evocative accessories. The Swipe and Wifi bags introduced new geometric shapes made for the new decade: a triangle for the ubiquitous Wi-Fi icon, and an oval shape for the iPhone’s “unlock” button. As part of a collection focused on technicality and movement, these new Coperni staples become the totems of the “now”.