Ingie Paris FW16

by Abdon FLORES

The name of Diane Vreeland is an emblem in the fashion universe. She used to say that “the eye has to travel”, implying that fashion must have rather a worldwide vision and not a mere static, fixed approach. Lebanese designer Ingie Chalhoub took Ms. Vreeland character as an inspiration for her Ingie Paris collection F/W 2016, a well presented series of garments displayed in a splendid frame: the Bristol Hotel.

The overall impression of Ingie Paris F/W 16 is a blend of classic Middle East luxurious style and comfort for the modern woman. Finest fabrics, evocative colors and original embellishments are also the trademark of this rising brand. The designer refers that her new collection “claims the line and the style of Ingie Paris, and is dedicated to a Parisian girl, full of life and joyful, feminine and punchy. Those creations are for a woman who will be in the same day a very chic working girl and a glamorous creature of the Parisian nights.”



Bold shades of black and red dominate this season; lace appears re-embroidered with gilded thread to give a graphic configuration that undulates over the body. Sunray pleats shine out as the sleeves of a caftan or the front of a wool crêpe coat. This time flower prints have a more diminutive size accent, giving the “mille fleurs” motif on the satin and georgette fabrics a whimsical charm.

Jewelry and shoes are a major step in the evolution of the brand. There are three different jewelry styles, pearls, gold hearts and the swirling “IP” of Ingie’s signature; some crafted gilded lace designs complete de offer. Regarding the shoes, they are made in Italy and are dressed in the season’s fabrics and prints to so complete the Ingie total look.



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