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Emanuel Ungaro Pre-Fall 2019

It’s been a tough year for Emanuel Ungaro. After the departure of creative director Marco Colagrossi in April, the house parted ways in October with Roy Luwolt, who designed shoes for Ungaro via a license with Malone Souliers. Luwolt, who created controversy by overstating his role at the Italian company, has since exited Malone Souliers.
The pre-fall 2019 collection was designed by the house’s studio, a mix of longtime designers who worked alongside the founder and a couple of new recruits. (The brand isn’t planning on bringing in a new creative director for the time being.) Due to time constraints, the collection is small — 70 pieces in total — focusing on knitwear.
Fortunately, Emanuel Ungaro’s monumental archives made the task easier. “We have 2,000 couture gowns stocked in a warehouse northwest of Paris, but also photos from all the collections since 1965, from couture to ready-to-wear and even diffusion lines,” said Marie Fournier, the brand’s general manager. “We have enough inspiration for 25 collections at least.”
Archival prints — including a retro “U” mingled with roses — were splashed over a vast range of pieces, from silk separates to bomber jackets. There were polka dots, Ungaro’s signature, on knitted skirts and dresses,

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