Backstage At Nina Ricci

Backstage At Nina Ricci

A view of Nina Ricci's collection behind the scenes

A view of Nina Ricci's collection behind the scenes

Photography: Caroline Levy

Text: Mayzie Hopkins

In a more intimate setting, these photos of Nina Ricci's recent collection show the designers main themes for the outfits: Classic femininity and evolving it for today's standards. It might not have been apparent on the runway, but close-upsĀ of the models show their minimal and natural makeup- it's as if they aren't wearing any at all. The palettes seen were "instinctive and confident." Bright colors, inspired by nature and the coast, desert shades and with a touch of the pinnacle of masculine patterns: plaid.

Veil-like collars further the innocent and conservative themes surrounding feminine beauty and the notion that to become such one must carry a certainĀ level of prudence about them. Which is why the hints of masculine features (the hats; the plaid) and the parasol-like silhouettes all push the message of fluidity within gender forward in the show. Ricci's beliefs that feminity isn't reserved for women only, and to be portrayed in a certain way is an old concept that needs to change, are all apparent in this collection. View the images below.

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