Nina Ricci creative duo, Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter, never evolve where people expect them to. Keeping faithful to their vision, they introduce a Spring-Summer 2020 collection built on an imaginarium where playful nostalgia meets cutting-edge techniques.
Lisi and Rushemy consider creation as a playground, where they crystallise childhood memories into sharp objects of design. Bubble gum mutates into sophisticated earrings, while the set installation poetically evokes tropical Caribbean rain. Prints get washed out and blurry, while waterfalls of flower fishnets and garlands sublimate straight dresses and tops. In this profusion of luxurious textiles and colours, reptile skins are replaced by trompe-l’oeil raffia python jacquard and silk crocodile cloqué.
In this new era for Nina Ricci, creation transcends the rhythm of seasonal collections: transfiguration applies on every level. As for previous collections, flowing tailoring marries sculptural fluid and knitwear in an innovative alchemy of genres. The silhouette is airy and sophisticated, movement is key and easy. Everyday archetypes find a new life, in subtle decontextualization: hats and clouds – recurring elements of inspiration – are deconstructed and refined to the point of abstraction, to become phantasmagoric dress volumes.
Accessories, too, pay homage to simple remembrances: sand buckets transform into felted or shiny hats and bags, swimming caps into elegant embroidered headwear. Openwork flat ankle boots reveal Nina Ricci branded socks, as a wink to the new Creative Direction’s graphical sensibility.
Either way, Lisi and Rushemy keep on creating a unique multisensorial experience where all elements merge into one big bubble of wonder.