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Nina Ricci Spring 2013 Runway Review

It may not have been the most cohesive collection, but this season's Peter Copping-designed Nina Ricci lineup did the most effective job at bridging the gap between fashion-forward and commercial, something that seemed to have gotten lost in the Theyskens/Copping switch. There was such a dramatic shift in the label after Theyskens left it's exciting to see Copping finally embrace some of that out-of-the-box design element, while maintaining his affinity for wearable clothing.

Mix and matched textures, sheer panels, draped and tied fabrics, and a rainbow of colors made for a slew of dramatic, but wearable feminine looks. A feathered coat, long fringe skirts and dresses, lightweight chiffon tops, fitted pant suits, and zipper hemmed dresses were particularly notable.