round it down
Official confirmation of Olivier Theysken’s forthcoming departure from Nina Ricci leads me to wonder if pre-fall ’09 was a last-ditch effort to appease the management, or a symptom of the tensions between the designer vision and the company’s attempt to commercialize.
We see this in the prominent usage of accessories. Many of the looks are certainly quite accessible, not to mention covetable. Many of the pre-fall collections feature an undeniable street style derived angularity, (see Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler; this is no exception.