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Half Time at Nina Ricci

Guillaume Henry's collection had a sultriness and soccer-inspired sportiness that was tempting, but the result lacked focus.
Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2017 | Source: InDigital.tv
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  • Angelo Flaccavento

PARIS, France — You want to believe in Guillaume Henry. He is a charming, dreamy gentleman. But, most of all, with his work around the idea of French lady chic at Nina Ricci, he has been ahead of the curve in the current resurgence of powerful femininity.

Yet, something is clearly not working here. His collections sway too much from season to season, as if the designer is following too much competing advice, which makes the new codes of the house difficult to decipher.

Today's show had a lustrous sultriness and a hint of soccer-inspired sportiness that felt tempting, but the overall result lacked focus. The woman here is clearly not the French lady of last season. Maybe she is just

en vacance

. But Henry can bring her back. He has the talent to do so.

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