Editor’s Pick: Nina Ricci “Compas Bag”

Nina Ricci has translated the femininity so typical of the label into the year 2017. The result: the practical and modern Compas Bag

Nina Ricci has stood for feminine fashion for 85 years. The label’s founder, Maria Nielli, shaped this style from the very beginning, which went on to be the standard for the decades that followed. At first, the Italian-born designer created haute couture, unfailingly romantic designs translated into light, flowing fabrics suited to the feminine silhouette. The first prȇt-a-porter line was launched in 1962. The renowned label is still based in Paris and has been located on Avenue Montaigne since 1979.

Guillaume Henry, who was appointed creative director in 2015, shares the house’s vision. With his ultra-feminine, sometimes-provocative designs, he creates fashion for women who like to be women. Luxurious lace bodysuits, delicate silk blouses, and leather dresses all belong to his portfolio for Nina Ricci. He has proved his bravery and his passion for color with a palette of lilac and lemon yellow, sky blue, and millennial pink. But Nina Ricci’s secret weapon is accessories. For seasons, the label has been creating the most worship-worthy shoes (a personal favorite: the grey satin mules), belts, lace gloves, and, of course, bags.

Nina Ricci launched a new style to accompany the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection: the Compas Bag. The design for this crossbody bag was inspired by the kind of curves that could be drawn by a compass. The aim was to design a modernized satchel bag that lies somewhere between the feminine and the functional. Mission accomplished. Facts: It comes in three different sizes, two different materials, and naturally in a rich palette of colors that ranges from classic to bold. Lovely!

Nina Ricci

Compas Bag, EUR 1550,00 via Luisaviaroma.com

If you’d like to learn more about the Nina Ricci label, you can find information on the website here as well as on Instagram (@ninaricci).

Pictured here: the Compas Bag in stone-grey suede, adjustable straps, starting at 990.

Nina Ricci
39 Avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris

Madeleine is a fashion journalist. For as long as she can remember she has been passionate about fashion and accessories, in particular cashmere sweaters and jewelry. After five years of working at Vogue Germany’s fashion department in Munich, she decided to encounter a new challenge and move to Berlin. Her role at hey woman! allows her to combine her passion for styling, creative directing and writing. Madeleine is also good at imitating a Swiss accent and trying to be a cook.

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