Paris Fashion Week AW17: Elie Saab

Dana Mortada   |   04 - 03 - 2017

For fall 2017, Elie Saab looked to the famous romantic ballet act, Giselle; showing a dramatic, dark coloured yet graceful collection.”The mood of the winter season is poetry in motion,” said the evening-wear pro designer in his show notes.

The show centered around mini-dresses, jumpsuits, chiffon gowns, moto-leather jackets, tailored blazers, capes, and of course, a few pieces with Saab’s signature embroidery. A recurring theme was the lily flower that turned up on fabrics like chiffon, leather and guipure. The designer embraced on his black glossy runway light textures, while using lace, tulle, organza, velvet and feathers, all of which added delicacy and elegance to the entire range.

Model beauty looks mastered the perfect the timeless smoky eye with flawless skin; they were sent out in muted colours of powder pink, black, aubergine and deep blue. Mini-dresses were worn with black polka dot tights and fur accented sandals or demi-boots. Also, there were leather pants paired with tailored jackets and lace dresses layered underneath fitted coats and thigh-high boots in black.

The designer displayed extravagant details: narrow bow tie belt accentuated a long ruffled dress, a skinny velvet scarf accessory paired with lavishing embroidered voluminous dress, and a floor-length cape matched with a chiffon floral-printed gown. The collection was full of mysteries with a clear devotion for glam.