Bohemian fringes, chic silhouettes, crochet embroidery and lots of ruffles – there is something for everyone in Ingie Paris’ latest Spring Summer collection. Taking inspiration from the she heroes of the past, the brand’s latest two collections sit perfectly in the wardrobes of women of today who are busy social butterflies with international lifestyles and appreciate individuality.
Read on as D-Journal chats with the woman of the moment, Ingie Chalhoub about Frida Kahlo, the Ingie Paris woman and more.
Describe why this collection is so relevant to the Ingie Paris woman of NOW?
This collection was inspired by a very strong personality from the past – Frida Kahlo, a feminist icon, a political activist and a muse whose career path and works inspired an entire generation of women. This collection is a tribute to the free and empowered woman of today, whose aura is irreplaceable and is breaking boundaries just like Frida did in her time. Today’s woman is a path breaker, defining her success on her own terms with elegance, sophistication and chic glamour.
What kind of fabrication, craft or specialised details has gone into the creation of this collection?
The new collection comprises of a plethora of very structured bustiers in pleated plumetis and leather harnesses. There are fluid, long, strapless dresses and imposing skirts adorned with ruffles, ribbons, lace and macrame. The Ingie Paris DNA can be visible throughout the collection in its delicate embroidery and subtle embellishments merging elegantly with the flowers or stripes of crepe or georgette. Colours are dominant in this collection, black and white fuse with yellow, green and red and cobalt blue.
How does this collection sum up your vibes right now?
The brand is at a defining point, as we get stronger with every collection. With every collection there is a perfect balance of both glamorous and sophisticated pieces that captures the timeless beauty of an independent woman who is strong and free. The vibes are positive: an ode to life, an ode to celebrating woman.
Who would you love to see wearing this collection on the red carpet?
I am very happy seeing my collections on stars and achievers on the red carpet and at international awards and ceremonies. We had a glorious year dressing Kendall Jenner, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Beckinsale, Liza Koshy, and Katy Washington, Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding and several others and I am always looking at dressing more celebrities.
Who is your current muse?
I have always been inspired by strong, courageous women from the past who paved the way for others through their works and life decisions. The last Ingie Paris Fall/Winter 19/20 collection was inspired by Cleopatra, another strong figure from historical times. This year I sought inspiration from another woman who touched my heart, Frida Khalo.
Three words to sum up the SS20 Ingie Paris woman?
Feminine and sophisticated, yet modern and contemporary.