Ingie Chalhoub was inspired by Paris at night for her fall collection, which featured muted metallics and dark tones to evoke the spirit of the city and the Seine. Though the fare was a little rich, the lineup was still more flirty than froufrou.
Opulence was the keyword, marked by maxiskirts and gowns. Shiny fabrics included a Pekin stripe, used on a trenchcoat that opened the show, as well as on a long skirt; metallic tweeds on daywear looks that included a minimalist coat and trousers, and silk lamé and crepe trousers and blouses that slid down the body.
The less dressy options stood out: drawstring waistlines on blouses and jumpsuits, or for adjusting the back of a brocade parka, which were a nod to current trends; sensible skirts that were livened up by floral jacquard with metallic touches; cigarette pants that targeted the urban sophisticate rather than social butterflies.
Chalhoub’s accessories proposal kept on expanding: New this season were embroidered and hand-painted evening bags, in collaboration with Italian brand Demanumea.