Taking cues from a photograph of Diana Vreeland lounging in her opulently decorated living room (cue plush red velvet and damask everywhere), businesswoman Ingie Chalhoub produced a fall collection harking back to the elegance of yesteryear. Day-to-night options were strong: A black wool jumpsuit with a lounge-y cardigan top projected laid-back chic, while a mousseline bow-tie blouse and pleated skirt — both in lipstick red — spelled sexy and feminine. Pleats also came in the shape of “soleil” applied to the dramatic sleeves of a long, metallic kaftan, which had a Studio 54 vibe, whereas long gowns with girly ball skirts rendered in golden jacquards seemed more suitable for dressier, more formal soirées. The businesswoman-turned-designer also put her textile-making skills to the test, as she embroidered a lean wrap-dress with strips of hand-painted metallic blue-and-black silk velvet mimicking leopard skin — a technique also spotted on the label’s newly launched footwear line.

By  on March 4, 2016

Taking cues from a photograph of Diana Vreeland lounging in her opulently decorated living room (cue plush red velvet and damask everywhere), businesswoman Ingie Chalhoub produced a fall collection harking back to the elegance of yesteryear. Day-to-night options were strong: A black wool jumpsuit with a lounge-y cardigan top projected laid-back chic, while a mousseline bow-tie blouse and pleated skirt — both in lipstick red — spelled sexy and feminine. Pleats also came in the shape of “soleil” applied to the dramatic sleeves of a long, metallic kaftan, which had a Studio 54 vibe, whereas long gowns with girly ball skirts rendered in golden jacquards seemed more suitable for dressier, more formal soirées. The businesswoman-turned-designer also put her textile-making skills to the test, as she embroidered a lean wrap-dress with strips of hand-painted metallic blue-and-black silk velvet mimicking leopard skin — a technique also spotted on the label’s newly launched footwear line.

Ingie Paris RTW Fall 201616 Photos 

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