Nina Ricci .’s women’s collection for the autumn-winter 2022-23 season was last created by art directors Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter. The Dutch duo, who have been present since 2019, have shaken up this great fashion house. On March 4, 2022 they will present their latest creations digitally. Pending the appointment of a new artistic director at Nina Ricci, the in-house studio takes over.
Paris Fashion Week for Women Fall-Winter 2022-23, from February 28 to March 8 2022, they are 95 houses in the calendar of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion, including the presence of the Nina Ricci label for many years.
It is in 2019 that the house that Nina Ricci put at her head artistic direction Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, makers of menswear label Botter. The duo had just won the top prize in 2018 from the Premiere vision jury at the 33rd Hyères International Fashion Festival (Var), a springboard for young creation, with a collection that looks like an environmental manifesto.
From their first collection for this haute couture house founded in 1932, lThe young duo has shuffled the codes. He brought a bold and creative look to the silhouettes and accessories, including the XXL cloche hats with a graphic look inspired by the felts the brand offered in the 50s and 60s. Without erasing the house heritage, they opted for a modern and contemporary touch, usually in a very colorful palette – contrasting with the original codes of this French house – by offering easy fashion†
It was with a simple post on their label’s Instagram account that the duo announced their departure: “After 3.5 incredible years at the helm of Nina Ricci’s creation, we have mutually decided to end the collaboration. We thank Nina Ricci and Puig for their trust and our passionate team for all their work and support. We are proud We have been able to put our creativity at the service of this iconic house. We felt it was the right time to give all our attention to Botter, who is now entering an exciting period and which we will take to another level.” explained Lisi Herrebrugh and Rushemy Botter.
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Rushemy Botter is originally from Curaçao but lived part of his life in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He started his fashion studies in Arnhem, then studied at the Royal Academy of The Hague and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He launched his brand Botter, in collaboration with Lisi Herrebrugh, thanks to the collection he developed during his master’s degree. Lisi, born in Amsterdam, studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
Botter, which will present its autumn-winter collection 2022-23 on March 1, is a ready-to-wear label whose Caribbean roots are palpable, between masculinity and femininity.
BOTTER FW22 Runway Show by William C Nixon on Vimeo.
Born in Turin in 1883, Maria Nielli became Nina Ricci, adding her nickname to her husband’s surname. The haute couture house was founded in 1932 in Paris, with workshops and a fitting room. The way, the cut, the balance and the materials give the Nina Ricci woman the sparkle of simplicity. His son Robert Ricci founded the perfume department in 1941. heart-joy appeared in 1946: the bottle started a collaboration with the crystal maker Lalique. The crown of crystal doves will be a symbol of love and freedom for this emblematic perfume of the house. Her second perfume The air of time has been a great iconic classic since 1948.
In 1954 Jules-François Crahay, who assisted the designer in the studio, succeeded her as artistic director. The style is architectural. The silhouette, lifted with curves, floats. The collection Crocus from 1959 to the famous eponymous tailor enjoys success. The house then develops its line Miss Ricky, whose semi-couture models are the beginning of the brand’s ready-to-wear. In 1964 it was the turn of stylist Gérard Pipart, who for three decades paid tribute to a flamboyant woman in haute couture and addressed the women of his time in ready-to-wear.
In 1998, the house joined the company PUIG in Barcelona, distributor of Nina Ricci perfumes in Spain. The creation is followed by Olivier Theyskens, Peter Copping, Guillaume Henry and then the duo Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh who brought his sharp and hedonistic look through an approach to the silhouette that is both poetic and playful. Who will succeed them?