Elie Saab has long been associated with eveningwear, but now the designer is venturing into daytime with pieces that you’d whip out of your wardrobe more than once.
Taking inspiration from the sixties and seventies French Riviera, there was sequins aplenty but he also worked in beaded florals, flowing lace and haute boho suede with fringing. The first resort collection also introduced denim into the world of Elie Saab which was deep navy and expertly cut, especially the jumpsuit.
Daywear doesn’t mean casual. Yes the silhouettes were slicker, and even the eveningwear felt subdued, but he still played with white broderie anglaise, chiffon, tulle and embroidery. However, it seems like he has realised that there are benefits in offering something light and breezy that can be worn time and time again, after all fans of the house would like an excuse to dress elegantly from day to night.
If you’re looking for longevity, we suggest investing in the poppy embroidered cape and style with the sheer gingham skirt and belt bag. The silk scarves add a retro feel to both miniskirts and tailoring, while the rainbow sequin–striped cocktail dresses brings just enough glamour to take you from a garden soiree to dinner.
Click through the gallery above for our favourite looks from Elie Saab resort collection.