Designer Dispatch: Fausto Puglisi of Emanuel Ungaro

The universal sentiment in the fashion is that Italian designer Fausto Puglisi has done a stand-up job of revitalizing the heritage brand of Emanuel Ungaro. Noted for his gutsy sense of decadence, he has managed to marry both the legendary designer’s striking nuances with his own modern strength, which he put on full display at our New York flagship store at a pop-up shop featuring his spring and fall 2015 collections.

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The Emanuel Ungaro Pop-Up Shop at the New York Flagship

Puglisi spoke with us at the event about taking the reigns at the storied house of Emanuel Ungaro and the spark behind his black-and-white fall outing. Read More..

The universal sentiment in the fashion is that Italian designer Fausto Puglisi has done a stand-up job of revitalizing the heritage brand of Emanuel Ungaro. Noted for his gutsy sense of decadence, he has managed to marry both the legendary designer’s striking nuances with his own modern strength, which he put on full display at our New York flagship store at a pop-up shop featuring his spring and fall 2015 collections.

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The Emanuel Ungaro Pop-Up Shop at the New York Flagship

Puglisi spoke with us at the event about taking the reigns at the storied house of Emanuel Ungaro and the spark behind his black-and-white fall outing.

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Black and White Aside – This Fall 2015 Collection Was a Master-Class in Textures

SaksPOV: What was on your mood board for Fall?

FAUSTO PUGLISI: I was really obsessed with Charlotte Rampling in Helmut Newton’s pictures where she was wearing these amazing Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro suits and tuxedos. It was a masculinity that was so feminine. It was like a knife, she was like a knife. I’ve thought those images were incredible, ever since I was a kid. They have so much to tell. Ungaro himself, in his DNA, was very much about playing with the tough and romantic sides of a woman.

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Fausto Puglisi with Celebrity Stylist Ty Hunter

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An Endless Spectacle of Details on the Racks at the Emanuel Ungaro Shop

What are the elements of your aesthetic that you’ve infused into the Ungaro brand?

PUGLISI: Ungaro is a historical brand, and the past is amazing to look back on, but today is today and I also have to think about Fausto. I think about my friendships and the women around me and the women that inspire me today. Yes, Ungaro was a brand connected to colors, prints, sexiness, femininity, but – let’s think about the future.

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Prints and Pizzaz – a Classic One-Two Ungaro Punch

What kind of woman has come to Ungaro now that you’re at the helm of the brand?

PUGLISI: All the women. Of course strong women, with a strong point of view and identity. I don’t like to say things like “a woman who travels…” I hate that kind of thing. Honestly I like super sexy women, super conservative women, very young, very old, working women. I like all the women.

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Elegance for Day or Night

Combine modernity and prestige in one chic package with looks from Emanuel Ungaro.


Ralph Lauren Video Behind-the-Scenes

Ralph Lauren is turning the page on the iconic LBD and spotlighting the now-chic Little White Dress. Shot on location in SoHo, take a peek behind-the-scenes as models Kim Jaspers and Scott Walvhod bring this New York story to life.

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A Little Breathing Room with a High-Fashion Factor

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Ralph Lauren is turning the page on the iconic LBD and spotlighting the now-chic Little White Dress. Shot on location in SoHo, take a peek behind-the-scenes as models Kim Jaspers and Scott Walvhod bring this New York story to life.

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A Little Breathing Room with a High-Fashion Factor

Flared Keyhole Dress

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Staircase to Fashion Heaven

Layered Organza Shift Dress

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Kim Jaspers Asks Scott Walhovd To Deliver His Best Smile

Cotton Nylon Bonded Flare Dress

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White is the New Black

Stretch-Wool Sheath Dress with Zipper Detail 

 

Photos by Fernando Colon

Embrace an iconic look in Ralph Lauren Black Label.


French Brands and Menswear Bloggers Unite at Saks

See Which Four Dapper Bloggers Got Outfitted in AMI, Melinda Gloss, Maison Kitsune and The Kooples.

For Contemporary Week, we honed in on all-things new. As we pinpoint the tastemakers of tomorrow, it’s important to celebrate these names to light and to those customers who have yet to be acquainted. For our ‘What’s Next’ Contemporary Week series, we threw a very dapper event with four top menswear bloggers  - One Dapper Street, The Metro Man, Isaac Likes and Matthew Zorpas – and four corresponding French contemporary brands – AMI Paris, Melinda Gloss, The Kooples and Maison Kitsuné.

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VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings Addresses the Crowd

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For Contemporary Week, we honed in on all-things new. As we pinpoint the tastemakers of tomorrow, it’s important to celebrate these names to light and to those customers who have yet to be acquainted. For our ‘What’s Next’ Contemporary Week series, we threw a very dapper event with four top menswear bloggers  - One Dapper Street, The Metro Man, Isaac Likes and Matthew Zorpas – and four corresponding French contemporary brands – AMI Paris, Melinda Gloss, The Kooples and Maison Kitsuné.

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VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings Addresses the Crowd

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The Men’s Department on 7 Was Abuzz with New York’s Most In-the-Know Group of Trendsetters

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During the Month of March Saks is Celebrating All Things ‘Royalty, Rock Stars & Artist’

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Matthew Zorpas Rocks out in Melinda Gloss

Dress to impress in the best of Saks menswear.