Emanuel Ungaro Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012

October 3, 2011 by  
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With the start of new chief designer Jeanne Labib-Lamour (29) Ungaro wiped out the bad memory of the last few collections (designed by Lindsay Lohan and Giles Deacon). The label made a fresh start with a more clear and controlled collection.

The first great thing she did, was introducing some amazing aqua-colored prints, inspired by aerial photos taken by NASA. They looked fresh, vivid and super glamorous and were used for comfy pants, luxurious blouses, bathing suits and frilly dresses.

Then there was attitude of the show; still sexy, but a far cry from those pasties we saw a few collections back with LaLohan. No extreme cleavages, no ultra-short skirts; every looks was well proportioned. The girls looked chic and sophisticated, even in the many fully sequined dresses at the end of the show.

Let’s just hope Labib-Lamour will stay around for a few seasons.

Emanuel Ungaro Presentation Paris SS2011

October 4, 2010 by  
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To celebrate his first collection for Emanuel Ungaro Giles Deacon held a garden party in Paris. It was the brightest most cheerful one you could think of and really breathed a perfect summer vibe.

There were no models walking the runway. No, this time they got to sip champagne and chit chat with the audience. Fortunately for Anna dello Russo who was, in fact one of the models at the party.

The girls wore sexy cocktail dresses of lace and fur. Their hair was classically braided, their lips were deep red and they had the cutest sunglasses on.

Deacon said he wanted to ‘reinterpret the sensuous, soft, vivaciousness that Mr Ungaro was known for’. Therefore he came up with lace work and embroideries, both things that are synonymous with Ungaro.

The collection was sexy and playful, but we’re not yet sure if we loved it.

Emanuel Ungaro Catwalk Fashion Show FW2010

March 8, 2010 by  
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After a week of front row appearances Lindsay Lohan was a no-show at the Ungaro fashion show. She didn’t attend the show, she didn’t show her face at the end of the runway and according to the fashion label she wasn’t even involved in the collection.

Yet it is rather strange that at the one show where LaLohan was actually supposed to be, she didn’t even stop by to say hi. We’re sensing some kind of argument between Lohan and Ungaro. Cause, if Lindsay was just not involved in this one collection she could at least have taken a seat frontrow, like she did at all the other big shows in Paris this week.

We can imagine Ungaro wanting to end to collaboration. Last year’s collection was totally slated by the fashion critics, especially due to Lohan’s heartshaped pasties. Yet at this moment nobody knows if she’s still involved or not.

On the Ungaro website we can still read: ‘Lindsay Lohan is appointed as  Estrella Archs’ Artistic Advisor. They will work together using their combined talents, instinct and intuition to define and promote the Ungaro brand.’ Yet if you keep in mind what Estrella Archs said before today’s show: (‘You have up and downs and you learn a lot, more from the downs than from the ups. I feel that I have to work, work, work and work. I’ve been doing this for a long time, with different people and different houses, and I think this is the best medicine’) you know something’s going on.

We’ll keep you posted on this matter, now let’s talk about the new collection. And let’s see if it was any better than that of last seson….

Emanuel Ungaro showed some bright colors (green, red and pink) for fall. Those colors were used for the fancy cocktail dresses, the jackets, blazers and pants. On many outfits a colored waistband was added as well. We, for instance, saw a gold/yellow pair of pants combined with an animal printed coat and a red waistband.

A lot of the accessories came in red. A pink printed dress was finished by red shoes, a red clutch and a red waistband. Though you’d think the colors would clash it looked all right. Except for the black tights and the blazers, those items took away all the fun from the dress.

The collection had many strapless and asymmetric dresses. Some kind of dots in different bright colors were printed on them. The dots also appeared on a jumpsuit, but they never looked great.

Overall the collection was pretty save. There wasn’t anything new about it. The cocktail dresses may be cute, but I think we’ve seen enough of them already. The same goes for the blazers and the jumpsuits; there wasn’t a specific Ungaro style added to them either. Besides, it seemed the brand didn’t realize we were expecting a winter collection. Or maybe they just wanted a second chance at their (horrible) last summer collection, who knows…

Emanuel Ungaro Catwalk Fashion Show Menswear SS09

July 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris