Each piece has its tale to tell of oceanside living—and dreaming—in a blend of elegance and fantasy, simplicity and poetic movement in material. Fabrics are fluid and vaporous, lifted from the skin by a warm afternoon breeze. Others, such as gold and silver pleated lamé, are crisp and textured to cut the cool evening air.
Silhouettes are ample, flared and fit the seashore inspiration in caftans, wide-leg marine trousers split along the sides as well as siren gowns—sober in shape yet with lines of sequins raining down—and, day dresses with a rounded, convex hemline at back. Sleeves are particularly expressive, pagoda or kimono-style, or in forms that appear to melt in folds of loose bows. Dresses and jumpsuits are knotted at the waist, evoking the pareo and other beach time attire. Vibrancy and light win against the obscurity of the deep in the INGIE Paris Summer 2018 collection, inspired and liberated by the immensity of the sea, and its invitation to escape.