2009 Fall Paris Fashion Week: Emanuel Ungaro

It's always a party for super-young Ungaro designer Esteban Cortazar. You can quickly tell by his love for brights, minis, frills, and funk. Ungaro is quickly becoming my party-girl-inspired favorite. Come Fall we can expect jolts of fuchsia, cobalt, and tangerine amidst draping, ruffles, ruching, and twists. Sound busy? Indeed. But oh so delish.

Prints were spun into the mix as well: graphic polka dots and electric swirls. I couldn't help but see flouncy Lacroix influences . . . Radical accessories like colored tights and metallic banded sandals were youthful, while loose suiting brought an element of sophistication. Lastly, bright, chunky knits proved you can be cozy and slightly crazy at the same time.

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