A wardrobe, a lifestyle, an attitude.
“For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way.”
A dynamic interpretation of Elie Saab’s trademark femininity: an ideology of ready-to-wear that brings a touch of the precious into the everyday.
The silhouettes, garments, colours and finishes are diverse and varied. The mix becomes the match – both in tailoring and gowns. Dressed up, yet dressed down, luxurious evening fabrics such as silk, lace, crepe and chiffon are used to create a new lifestyle proposition.
The precious is evoked through refined fabrications and technique: the craftsmanship that is the hallmark of the House of ELIE SAAB. Gazar, broiderie anglaise and silk crepe are used for energetic shapes, bomber jackets, shorts and trousers.
Lace and florals – key codes of the House – are fundamental elements, but cut into fresh silhouettes for a bold fusion. Leather is laser-perforated to resemble lace, gamine tied ribbons and flowing scarves add a dynamic flourish to feminine lines; dresses and short skirts are cut to offer animation and movement.
Colours are rich, vivid. Rose hibiscus, lawn green and azure contrast with tennis white, frequently mixed together in outfits with a bold confidence. Linear and grid-work patterns add a graphic touch, incorporated in key prints and woven lace designs, and fused with signature foliate motifs.
A new handbag line is introduced, named “le 31”, it is rectilinear and sharp in polished box-calf, with a faceted square clasp closing. Shoes underline the collection’s diversity, embellished with nailhead studs, trellis detailing or laser-cutting.
The ELIE SAAB woman is young and free in her wardrobe and style; mixing clothes from night and day with a carefree and effortless attitude.