Ungaro Spring/Summer 2012. Photo: Getty Images
WHO? Emanuel Ungaro
IN A NUTSHELL: Following creative director Giles Deacon's departure, Ungaro remains without a star name at the helm (which, going by the LiLo escapade, is better than getting the wrong star designer). In lieu of a new name, the collection returned to the fashion house's roots with plenty twisted prints, pleats and draping inspired by the wide open spaces in southwestern USA.
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The densely sequinned cocktail frocks inspired by craggy rock formations were glamazon-worthy and très Vegas, in the best possible sense.
VERDICT: There were some covetable pieces in this collection but without a strong creative force at the top of the Ungaro food chain, it felt like this collection didn't always hang together. But the highlights were clear where Ungaro stayed true to its design DNA - and that meant high octane eveningwear with a decent dose of glitz.