A visit to the Andy Warhol exhibition in Paris was the spark that ignited the latest Ingie Paris collection.
The artist’s photos of flowers, in particular a series of hibiscus images, have been reinterpreted by Ingie Chalhoub into the season’s iconic print, an abstract motif that blurs the lines between blooms and the brand’s symbolic star. Printed in-house in two colorways, royal blue and fuchsia, it adorns different noble fabrics in three different sizes to bring added depth to the designs.
Surrounding this central motif are garments exuding a contemporary take on cool 1970s nonchalance. Always with today’s woman in mind, Ingie Paris offers the perfect daywear separates in stretch knitwear, luxuriously soft silk Lurex jumpsuits and coats that follow the natural curves of the feminine form.
“I wanted to present designs created by a woman for women” says Ingie Chalhoub about her collection. “This woman stands out and leads the way, helped by her confidence and multi-faceted personality.”
For Prefall 2016, Ingie Paris follows its woman from day to night, catering to all her sartorial needs, from the boardroom to the restaurant, from a night in town to a gala dinner.
For daywear, new fabrics come to life in the Ingie universe, most notably Loden wool for outerwear and jackets, which grounds the collection in enduring elegance. Drawing on the exquisite craftsmanship inspired by its founder’s love of couture, its techniques bring untold sophistication to its chic shapes, like the sunray pleating down the sides of a bustier jumpsuit or a skirt cut out of a colorful assortment of geometric jacquards.
Eveningwear plays with trompe-l’oeil effects as dresses masquerade as tops and skirts. Embellishments are understated, a smattering of sequins falling like golden raindrops down the body of a silk gown or delicately illuminating a neckline.