Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Olivier Theyskens debut for Nina Ricci

So what did you think of Olivier Theyskens debut for Nina Ricci?
I thought it was not as groundbreaking as his debut for Rochas but still a very good collection.


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  1. rettchen

    March 6, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    I wasn’t overwhelmed! But there definitely where some pieces…
    You grabbed the two stylings I love the most ♥

  2. laia g.

    March 6, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Olivier since his goth leather gown days and I”m just absolutely thrilled that he’s still making beautiful clothes.
    I’ve got such a teen girl crush on him. haha.

  3. irène

    March 6, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Not as groundbreaking, but incredibly WEARABLE while remaining gorgeous and above most of the rest.

  4. F.A.

    March 6, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    …it would be an excellent collection …IF the show was in New York City but for Paris it is really weak…

  5. David

    March 6, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    I dont know what to think about this collection. It was smart and unexpected, I have not doubt about it. But I wont call it beautiful.
    Actually this collection was únique and it took Nina Ricci´s “style” into a new terretory.

  6. Miss Stylologist

    March 6, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Disappointed. I am so used to the femininity of Nina Ricci I depended on the house for it. Wasn’t loving all the grey and layering…but I love Theyskens nevertheless!

  7. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Everyone was waiting for this and I’m so pleased he received such warm applause.

    Basically, I thought it was promising, but not as exciting as last year. I think he overdid the spiral a bit, although it is a lovely effect. There were a few skinny suits that reminded me way too much of Ghesquire’s brocade ones from several seasons back, which I thought was a big misstep.

    On the upside, I really liked the overall look he achieved with the slouchy, big tops with skinny pants or a long skirt. It was a wonderful combination of informal/formal, tough/tender. And a Long Skirt! I love wearing them and no one else showed any for daytime. And, of course, that dreamy palette of his is luscious.

    In the future, I hope he reaches back for some of the edgier Belgian stuff he did early on. There was a hint in this show that he might be able to blend that with the tender romanticism that he has been doing the last few seasons. And that would really be interesting.

  8. sandman_gr

    March 7, 2007 at 7:28 am

    Great show! His cut and color sense is so unique, so Theyskens. But maybe that is too strong for Nina Ricci. I think he needs to take the house in a different direction and have his own label to showcase his unique Theyskens view. Love him.
    And Scott, yo ucannot be grounbreaking with each collection, especially when in a transit phase from one house to the other. To me, just keeping it so good is enough at the moment-let him find his stride. Too much too soon will lead to burnout.

  9. Lydia Kornegay

    March 7, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I thought it was lovely. Some pieces were a little overdone; but as a Theyskens fan, I’m just glad he’s doing his thing again.

  10. Alice Olive

    March 7, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Without a doubt, I think the smartest move the house made was Reese Witherspoon wearing Olivier’s collection at the recent awards’ ceremonies. She got so much attention especially because of her recently-single status and looked fabulous. I was all the more curious to then see the full collection. No, it’s not as romantically beautiful as some of those dresses at Rochas, but still quite feminine. Mind you I remember reading a Vogue article (good old Plum Sykes) debating the wearability of some of the Rochas dresses (the Monet-inspired designs) and I did wonder if his new designs for Nina Ricci would be as stark and dramatic or would he be asked to make a ‘safer’ collection etc. It will be interesting to see what he does next!

  11. Carolina Lange

    March 7, 2007 at 11:53 am

    I like Olivier Theyskens’ work, the collection is really beautiful!

  12. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    It was not anything special, yes some nice pieces but I feel he designs for the Rochas woman, not the Nina Ricci girl…

    Lars Nilsson was perfect at Nina Ricci! How could they push him out!?

    Anyway, the whole Paris fashion week has been a bore, I am so disappointed.

    I think Margiela is one of the only ones who produced a GREAT collection and he is not usually a favorite of mine.

  13. Cleboul The Frenchy

    March 7, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    He was maybe a little bit too shy but how were the opportunities leaved by financial tenants !? I appreciated very much ROCHAS but I thought that in Nina Ricci’s house he can put a new energy like he made the revival of Rochas.

  14. Linn

    March 7, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Lovely grey dress!

  15. Anonymous

    March 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I thought it was great. You never know how much pressure the designer is under to do more or less of this or that by the people who own the label (who can have their own very firm ideas about the direction of their label). Olivier is one of the best and look forward to seeing more from him.

  16. Q

    March 7, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    I’m still reeling from the shutdown of Rochas. Olivier designed some of the most moving–not just fashionable–pieces I’ve ever seen. It’s sad that even in a creative and idealistic industry like fashion, money comes before quality.

  17. irène

    March 8, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Can anyone please elaborate on this supposed historical concept as mentioned in one of the comments of a “Nina Ricci Girl”? I am afraid I never heard of it until Oliver T. made it up.

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