Whether or not the Fall/Winter 2009 Nina Ricci collection will be Olivier Theyskens last for the house – and I hope it won’t be – it was certainly a collection to be remembered.
Sculptural details and geometric touches – included Balmain-meets-Balenciaga-esque angular shoulders – gave the collection a futuristic feel.
Of note were dresses cut short in the front (as they were last season), with long ruffle accented trains coming down from the back and sides.
Perhaps in a nod to Vivienne Westwood, every look was paired with impossibly high, almost goth-like, shoes.
That said amidst the hard-rock-edge and severity of many of the outrageously fabulous numbers, many of the slim, two piece looks were wearable in particular wonderfully sculpted blazers and slim trousers.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.