Ingie Paris – Fall 2017
The well-known Hôtel d’Evreux in Place Vendôme was the scenario for the Ingie Paris FW 17/18 show. More autumnal than wintery, the designs by Lebanese designer Ingie Chalhoub didn’t lack that oriental glamour present in many collections made by Middle East designers. With the title “D’encre et d’ors”, Ms. Chalhoub pointed her preferences for such materials.
Paris fashion week is probably the most important one in the world; having a show during this restless week it’s rather a good symptom. However, in terms of design, the bottom line will always lie on the final product. Ingie Paris has a solid statement on this regard: splendid fabrics, flawless finishing and fine accessories speak of great quality ans style. Moreover, Ingie universe is vast, this collection in particular could work for a wide spread of ages.
As in previous collections, there was the presence of silhouettes from the 70s and 80s, volume and lightness in some of them, fitting and scarceness in some others. Colors were rather dark and exotic: Parisian zinc, Italian bronze, ink, amaranth… a spectrum wisely combined that yields strong looks especially for the night. Also, an Ingie signature was present: oversized pearls on the buttoned sleeves.
One powerful feature of Ingie Paris is jewels and accessories. Electrifying dragonflies and moths whose reality and detail is astonishing were a perfect match either for a purse or for a jacket. This entomological jewelry spoke for itself with a major visual and artistic tone. For instance, they were even on the shoe heels to confer them with a sophisticated and original touch. According to Ms. Chalhoub, this collection was imbued by Paris and its darkness, a singularity only known by the inhabitants of La Ville Lumière.
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