Emanuel Ungaro - Women's ready to wear show Spring/Summer 2018 in Paris (with interview)

Creative Director: Marco ColagrossiAtmosphere: A show at the Pavillion Ledoyen for the first collection composed of 42 silhouettes designed by Marco Colagrossi, who notably worked at Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. Collection: The Ungaro woman is flamboyant and elegant. Polka dots, flowers, bows, exaggerated volumes, draping… the codes of the house are present but reinterpreted with notable lightness through materials such as nylon, organza and PVC. Transparency and rhinestone embroidery for again, more femininity and fantasy. A couture spirit mixed with a more trashy feelings, as was the will of the designer. To note: fluid dresses with trains, the plastic skirt printed with Matisse like bouquets of flowers, the hemstitched flat pumps + the fishnet ankles socks embroidered with coloured stones. The masculine grey jacket with checked edging and tulle sleeves. The organza dress with polka dot application when in movement and the trousers adorned with brocade flower patches. Marco Colagrossi Interview:I started from the work of Mr Ungaro and his woman, I came here because since forever I’ve always loved the work of Mr Ungaro and when I was a child, my mum went to buy the Emanuel Ungaro fabrics to make, to create her own dresses as was the way in the eighties and so I was inspired by the Ungaro woman that I inherited in my childhood. The colours are really part of the DNA of the Ungaro woman and concerning the polka dots and the flowers, I really liking to use them. I really like them but we do them in a more modern way, not because the old wasn’t good, but it’s because we have to always change, we’re always going so fast… we always want to try new things. Here, there are flowers inspired by Matisse and printed onto nylon and silk organza. The polka dots, for another example, I only do it appliqued, so when the girls move, the dots move too so it’s a more dynamic version than the traditional version. The volumes are also exaggerated because I worked on the feminine body as you can see the hips are rounded, and the volumes are exaggerated as well at the level of the shoulders because it’s an idealized feminine body, more Mediterranean I would have to say.Music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information).

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