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Nina Ricci RTW Fall 2019

When Nina Ricci announced in August that it had hired Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, the duo behind the buzzy men’s wear label Botter, as its creative directors, there were more than a few raised eyebrows.
While the designer couple had just won the coveted Première Vision Grand Prize at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, and were finalists for the LVMH Prize for Young Designers, neither of them had ever worked for a major fashion brand, let alone a house considered the apex of feminine romance.
How would the duo, known for their powerful storytelling and gender-fluid clothing rooted in Caribbean culture, revamp an 87-year-old couture house? It turns out, by sticking to what they know.
It started with a pin-striped suit — the first look they sent out in their debut collection for the French label on Friday. But there was nothing mannish about it: the jacket was inlaid with a panel shaped like a one-piece swimsuit laid flat, and softened with a sleeveless blouse that swirled around the body and spilled out over one hip.
Its construction was inspired by a closed parasol. While their winning collection at Hyères featured a plastic shark strapped to a model’s head, here

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