Over the course of its more than 80-year history, the French fashion house of Nina Ricci has been renowned for its air of romance and sense of femininity, often incorporating lace and lingerie influences into its refined styles. But when Guillaume Henry joined last year as its new Creative Director, he took it upon himself to redefine the house’s signature brand of femininity for today’s woman.

Fall 2015 marks Henry’s debut collection for Nina Ricci, and it’s serving to make an indelible first impression. Showing matching t-shirts and skirts in dazzling all-over sequins, introducing tailored outerwear, and adding into the mix tough-yet-polished trousers, he imagined a modern woman who revels in her own strength and can show her sexiness without necessarily baring skin.

Henry recently sat down with Barneys’ Senior Fashion Director Tomoko Ogura to talk over his new spin on the house’s staples and how he reimagines the way women dress. Take a look at the video above, then head over to Barneys to check out the new pieces for yourself and scoop them up before they’re gone.

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NINA RICCI Pieced Dentelle Lace Top / NINA RICCI Sailor Wide-Leg Trousers
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NINA RICCI Paillette-Sequined Short-Sleeve Top / NINA RICCI Paillette-Sequined Skirt
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NINA RICCI Twill Coat / NINA RICCI Button-Up-Shoulder Sweaterdress


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