Although French brand Nina Ricci has more of a niche following than some of the huge global powerhouses that we cover, its fans are no less devoted and its bags no less gorgeous. Ricci is known for its unabashed and unfettered Parisian girlishness, which makes for incomparably gorgeous ready-to-wear that’s a favorite among fashion’s big-budgeted elite. For those who don’t have a day-to-day need for a cocktail dress made of delicately frayed grosgrain ribbon, the Nina Ricci Resort 2011 offers a more functional option for those who want a piece of modern French femininity.

This collection strikes me as more joyous than Ricci bags from the past, and the frills and frays seem easier and more natural. The brand’s accessories department may well be hitting its stride, and if this is a preview of the Spring 2012 line to come, I can’t wait to see it. The ivory python satchel and ruffled orange shoulder bag are the obvious winners of the group.

Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

  • Mari

    Lovely collection! I am totally in love with python and the ivory is just perfect for summer. I have an “embossed” version from another brand and I am so glad I added it to my collection. I totally agree that the orange is also a fabulous choice-what a fresh squeeze of citrusy goodness that one is! Yummy!

  • bisbee

    Very pretty – I love the cream python and the pink bag!

  • edoardo

    Too classic and romantic and sometimes remind me Lanvin’s pieces, but very chic and elegant bags ;D

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  • rose60610

    Hmmm…imo nothing screams “money” louder than a snow-white python bag. Lovely bag, though too rich for my blood. #s 3 and 4 are pretty for a wedding or soiree.

  • PhotoGirl

    Oh, that white python bag! I die!