A soft, seventies vibe infuses the INGIE PARIS Spring 2018 collection, uplifted by the best of California living.
As if cut from a vintage film reel, poolside lounging turns to flashes of Hollywood evening with carefree silhouettes in skin-toned pastels, ultra-light textures and multi-colored prints against full sequin-studded looks in rose gold, ivory and black.
Caftans, feather-light tunics and free-flowing evening ensembles set the season’s tone, often finishing with generous, cascading ruffles. Even structured separates such as pantsuits, an oversized boyfriend blazer and generous tops are straight-cut, radically comfortable and body-freeing. Evening gowns are faithful to the INGIE PARIS signature: bold in glamour, full-length and sparklingly alive.
Fabrics melt on skin in silk, with fine hand-stitched braid-like ruffles passing like an oceanside breeze across necklines and waists. Crisp and smooth silk gazar—a material emblematic to the house—contrasts a new arrival: soft jersey, nearly unctuous in weight, yet fresh in feeling like neoprene.
Drapes of silk mousseline don an ultra-graphic wave motif in relaxed pastels, recalling a San Francisco state of mind. A bolder bandana print in pure silk, cut on the square, adds of touch of turquoise and white blending at every turn.
Sequined guipure, like a delicate mashrabiya, lets light pass through in subtle, elaborate patterns. Ivory and black undercut a sense of sophistication found in luminous ottoman lamé or fine Bayadère stripes, mixed with tones of bright pink and jade, aqua and lilac. They add color to the predominantly powder rose color palette of the collection, replaying like a sweet memory of a California setting sun.
Stilettos and sandals are interpreted in the season’s fabrics with ruffles and floral details of dahlias and orchids, while open-toe platform heels stay true to the mood of the moment. Bags feature Italian craftsmanship and hand-painted or embroidered florals while jewels, made of pale or rose gold, are in forms of lace and fine filaments. Iconic oversized pearls make an appearance throughout.
An airy, modern, new-era romanticism captures the essence of INGIE PARIS for Spring 2018, a California dream made manifest, free and definitively feminine.