Today Elie Saab FW18 showcased a darkly romantic collection at the Grand Palais, full of whimsical floral prints offering an enchanting evening wardrobe.
Saab knows how to make ready to wear look extra luxurious with maximum embroidery, intense embellishment, elaborate lace and extreme shapes. The fall collection spoke of dark romance with miniature floral print decorating black chiffon dresses, lace gowns and a long coat with a fur collars. This dramatic pairing was also seen in the mix of textures like feathers almost bleeding over the sheer layers or embellished jumper styled with a frilled flamenco skirt.
The sequins was bold and daring cropping up in almost every single look, some made even more sensual when styled with over-the knee boots. The romance came into play in a form of feminine silhouettes, flowing fabric and soft pastel hues that broke up an over all dark colour palette. The dresses stole the show but there were also strong tailored pieces like the velvet blazer with gold beading, statement knitwear, and accessories such as wide belts that further exaggerated the waistline.
Saab’s dark flourish will hit all the right notes with the fans of the brand who look to him for dramatically powerful pieces – because who wouldn’t want to chase the midnight hour in a mohair sweater with oversized crystal bows styled with a decadent lace blouse, evening trousers and leather boots?
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