At Nina Ricci, Peter Copping was inspired by the way Parisians made do and mended in the after math of the second world war. It made for light and easy summer pieces that felt citified and chic. Midi-skirts trailed deconstructed ribands in their wake, made from double-faced silk that was bubblegum pink and flashed neon orange as models walked. Applique too was done roughly, naively, as tulips and poppies attached to trapeze dresses.
But however DIY these clothes were meant to feel, it was only ever a successful veneer to the obvious workmanship involved – this is something customers looking for quality, but not conspicuous quantity, will appreciate.