Peter Copping, making his debut for Oscar de la Renta, knows reaching the heights of his predecessor will be no mean feat, but on his side he has his experience at Nina Ricci, a brand that shares femininity and discreet elegance with de la Renta. Respecting the codes of the American brand, Copping’s ladylike show featured ethereal blouses with gathered collars paired with pencil or flared pleated skirts just above the knee, topped off with little cropped jackets or collarless overcoats, some with fur insets. There were also refined skirtsuits, either naturally fitted or belted, and bustier dresses with crinoline effect bell skirts. The finale included full-length dresses with lace insets, floral embroidery, draping and satin finishes. The combinations were captivating – purple-blue, yellow-bordeaux and graphic motifs for daywear.