Paris, France (CNS) – Peter Copping has been named as the new artistic director at Paris fashion house Nina Ricci. The designer, who previously worked at Louis Vuitton, replaces Olivier Theyskens, who quit prematurely in March.
Copping, who is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, told WWD, “I love all the French fashionisms, and Nina Ricci is very much a French house. It’s going to feel very close to all the things I personally like.”
Copping also added that he wants to shift the French brand’s focus to be more women-centric. “I want the clothes to be very tactile, very luxurious – the kind of clothes a woman enjoys wearing,” the designer added.
Copping, who previously worked under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, will not hold his catwalk show until next March. It will enable him to fully understand the brand, Vogue.com reports.