Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh opted for pastels, poufs, and dream-girl lust for their Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

A little over a year ago, Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh won the top fashion award at the Festival d’Hyères, were appointed as Nina Ricci’s creative directors in August 2018, and debuted their first runway show for the brand in Paris for Fall 2019.

Last Friday, at the Palais de Tokyo, Botter and Herrebrugh held their second show for Nina Ricci. On this year’s runway, the team added a youthful, euphoric essence, which offered a new take on the familiar house themes of femininity and lust. Botter and Herrebrugh introduced their new vision for the classic Nina Ricci girl: quirky and confident. The over-exaggerated pouf shoulders, blazers cinched at the waist, and extreme stand away collars draping across the models during the opening looks were a cheeky treatment on Ricci’s former straightlaced designs. Given their background in menswear, it’s no surprise that this duo brought a bit of androgyny to Ricci. Next down the runway came bright asymmetric button-down dresses, floral blazers with matching headwear, and striped organza two-piece sets. These pieces juxtaposed with the refined, classic Ricci looks we have seen in the past, showcasing the creativity of the pair’s experiments.

Throughout the show, neon bucket hats and bags, oversized circular shades, and even a top made out of tropical leis paired childhood nostalgia with the anticipation of summers to come.


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