Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro and Sonia Rykiel
Big, bold and bright was the name of the game for Fausto Puglisi yesterday, as he unveiled a hard to miss Emanuel Ungaro lineup. The vibrant colour palette went from acid hues to electric prints, with billowing yet structured silhouettes – inspired by the Eighties era of the label's founder.
Puglsi took archival floral prints and reworked them into a digital hybrid seen across tailored coats and long dresses. For some looks the designer even mix-and-matched different prints, using plaid and floral for a gypsy/country girl look.
Elie Saab was feeling the vibes of Summer and the sea this Spring/Summer 15 season as he dunked his glamorous evening standards into water. With his under-the-sea theme, the runway was a tidal wave of colours, such as sea green, bright coral, and a blue inspired by the waters of the Amalfi Coast.
A marine print also gave a modern edge to Saab's Seventies-style gowns which featured V-necks, winged sleeves and slit skirts. Honing in on his specialty of embroidery and lace, the Lebanese designer also included his forte on long evening gowns and sporty jackets (which was a first for Mr.Saab).
The French-Bohemian spirit of Sonia Rykiel from 1968 is back, and it's all thanks to Julie de Libran and her cool dynamic attitude. As the French fashion label is mostly associated with its founding designer's knitwear and stripe motifs, de Libran chose just that as her focal point for the SS15 collection. However, she tweaked them ever so slightly...
The label's youthful signatures were seen in contemporary, playful and elegant ways. "We all love stripes, they make us smile," said de Libran after the show. "The collection is feminine. It's about dressing beautiful girls, hopefully in a complete wardrobe." Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Georgie May Jagger took the runway in light tweeds and unfinished hems, in warm colours of green, orange and black. While more eveningwear looks consisted of sheer black-sequin jumpsuits and colourful fur vests.