Monday, August 18, 2008
Pieces from the runway of Nina Ricci's Resort 2008 show are being sold on Gilt Groupe. This was the second collection designed under the artistic direction of Olivier Theyskens, who created his first collection (Fall '07) for the French fashion house in March 2007. Theyskens is a highly talented, young designer who received the International Designer of the Year at the 2006 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards. He used to design couture for the House of Rochas, which was shut down by its owner, P&G. And YES, he's the guy who fed Sarah Jessica Parker the lie with regards to her supposedly-never-been-worn Nina Ricci dress!
Anyway, with such talent, you can't really stay mad at the man for fibbing. Ever since Nina Ricci got Theyskens on board, he has been making the asymmetrical twisting-around-the-body style a Nina Ricci classic. Here, you can see that he shreds and then puts together pieces of cloth to produce that effect. And indeed, you will see the same element appear in most, if not all, of his collections at the French fashion house. So if you're worried that sale items from seasons past would be passé, don't be. Classic styles never go out of style! Sale ends Web 8/20 12am EST. Be sure to check out the cool tanks in colorblock and featherweight knit cardigans.
P.S., Theyskens created for Nina Ricci Resort '09 collection an unmistakably urban variation of the cardigan-over-floral-dress. Personally, I find his casual matching suits and denim/linen blends most exciting. Check it out at Style.com