Nobody should tell the story of the Fashion House Emanuel Ungaro without starting with its founder Emanuel Ungaro. From the age of 5, Emanuel played with the sewing machine, the whole family’s work tool.
This provincial life provided him later with the key to his future trade and introduced him to a lifestyle embracing painting and music that has followed him throughout his life.
Bolstered by his exceptional creative talent, Emanuel moved to Paris at the age of 22 and started his apprenticeship alongside the Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga. This period taught him rigor, perfection and the eternal search for an ideal in the silence required by the demanding yet generous Master.
In 1967, he decided to move his ateliers to Avenue Montaigne. The head offices and flagship store still occupy the same Haussmanian building.
Emanuel Ungaro acquired international fame through his incredible sense of colour and mix of unexpected patterns, by the purity of his shapes and the insolence of the details.
Today the house Emanuel Ungaro has a new owner. It is now present on all international markets: first of all Europe, cradle of the brand, but also the United States and then Japan were conquered by the brand’s style.
Then came the accessories, essential instruments to the brand development. This collection privileges shapes and refined details, developed into models intended for active and modern men, whilst attached to the tradition of Ungaro luxury.