ELIE SAAB | SS 2014 HAUTE COUTURE
'THE PROMISE OF SPRING'
Sought after by Princesses and the high society of the Middle East and Europe, there is no doubt that the quality and intricate added value to the work of Elie Saab goes beyond that of many of the contemporary couturiers. The ethereal presentation of his designs surpasses the title of just 'red carpet worthy' pieces -as if the goal of couturiers in life were just a matter of 15 seconds of fame on the air.
In this collection, stepping away -but not entirely- from his trademark drapery, Elie Saab recreates iconic allure and romance through a fresh perspective in his use of fine detailed embroidery, crystals et al gracefully decorating the empire and princess cuts in yards of fine sheer fabric. A plethora of vibrant rich and pastel color palette to satisfy various tastes, the numerous showstoppers included none other than a embroidered strapless cut ombre black-to-off-white-hems dress, a violet off-the-shoulder/one-shoulder pleated/gathered gown with a front slit and a coral strapless squared/split neckline princess ball gown.
To say the very least, Elie Saab's efforts to appeal to a relatively younger audience, he introduced more playful embroidery to his couture as well as shorter cocktail dresses and more contemporary silhouettes in dominantly dark to ombre multicolored artistic prints in sheer. What is Elie Saab's international sensitivity and influences in his haute couture designs, he -yet again- creates another beautiful and varied collection without sacrificing aesthetics, versatility and his identity trademark.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND FASHION DIRECTOR AT FRAMED
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