Nina Ricci was founded by Maria Nielli and her son Robert in 1932. Maria discovered her love of fashion at age 13, when she began an apprenticeship at a dressmakers.
In 1948, Nina Ricci launced its 'L'Air du Temps' perfume. The bottle is iconic: It has doves on it. I've actually grown up with this fragrance. It's my mum's favourite and I can't remember her dressing table without it. I think she discovered this fragrance in the '80's and has always had a bottle of it.
I love everything that the brand stands for: it is romantic and very feminine. Everything from their collection is so elegant, classic and sophisticated.
Peter Copping is the current head of the brand and the website has a perfect description of the Nina Ricci Woman: 'His Nina Ricci woman feels ageless and possesses an instinctive sense of elegance. Summing up the coquettish Parisian, she‘s playful but sophisticated',
'The Nina Ricci woman will be at ease with her age and femininity. She is both sensual and playful, always looks modern, and is armed with a sharp eye for cut, fabric and detailing'.
Designed by Olivier Theyskens and I absolutely loved it! It was so hard narrowing down the pieces that I liked. Its very magical and dark, and really is perfect for the Autumn. I really like the all black and almost futuristic styles to it.
All catwalk pictures are from style.com