Haute Couture Fall 2017: Elie Saab

OPEN your books to the chapter titled A Tale Of Fallen Kings – that’s exactly what the Elie Saab Fall 2017 haute couture collection was – a fairytale book. The Lebanese designer showcased his latest romantic, medieval style garments.

The roots of the diverse and in dept culture of the designer was seen throughout the collection in a range of colours including royal blue, red, green, peach, black and grey as well has a variety of silhouettes and materials.

Elie Saab

Too pick a favourite from the simply stunning collection is almost impossible but at Glass we begrudging did. A sleeveless nude floor-length gown was a one of our favourites. From the models’ hips, the dress had additional material which flared out. Intricate designs and beading adorned the dress in silver and gold. The same design was used to create and equally striking cape. Giving off a royal vibe – especially when two other models held the dress train – a fairytale storybook allowing the female protagonist to be exactly that and not the cliché damsel in distress.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Another favourite was the peach fit and flare dress. The off-shoulder garment featured intricate embellishments covered the sleeves and bodice in miniature white pearls, silver sequins and larger blue and green sequins familiar to a peacock’s feather. Fitter with a velvet belt and a net cover coated with tiny peach and grey flowers. Similarly, a corset-cut jacket was also seen on the runway. Leaf designs in a range of colours embellished the sleeves and gold buttons traced the lining. The jacket was matched with grey fitted trousers and train – very suitable for the modern-day women.

Elie Saab

One look that stood out was the tubular bodice top in red. Fitted with red velvet straps that crossed over across the waist emphasising the layered material. A high-thigh slit in the skirt made the sweeping skirt contemporary and tasteful.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab’s fall show was a mythical dream – which came alive – with the help of lace, velvet, capes and feathers.

by Amrit Chana

Images courtesy of Elie Saab

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