Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab SS18

Diana Bell-Heather   |   30 - 09 - 2017


Summer fashion is all about creating an escape and we got to travel to the Amazon for Elie Saab SS18.


There was a strong emphasis on botanical prints with feeling of lightness with swishy fabrics gliding down the runway or statement leather jackets decorates in leafy graphics and studding. To bring out the deep shades of green, brighter pops of colour were mixed in such as yellows, reds and blues. It won’t be the Amazon without a snake print or two and we saw a mix of head to toe python as well as embroidered patterns that adds shimmer to the longer gowns.


Fringing has been creeping into the trend spotlight for the next season and at Elie Saab it was all about making it complimentary rather than overwhelming with tassel details adding extra movement.


Playful accessories also carried the theme with clutches revisited with add-on straps that are interchangeable for variety, while wide brim hats, oversized sunglasses and botanical jewellery provided a more youthful feel to the heavily printed and embroidered collection.


The Elie Saab woman is as elegant as she is bold and wild – you’d be lucky to cross her path in the jungle.


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