Elie Saab’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 22 collection is an ode to the Mediterranean.
Elie Saab HC S22
Titled “Eden on Earth” this joyful collection offers colour, beauty and charm through its intricate, feel-good designs.
The Mediterranean in spring truly is “Eden on Earth” with its blossoming blooms, rich colours, rich heritage, beauty and charm. This landscape has long provided a sense of joy to the Lebanese designer.
And it is clear to see elements taken from this beautiful region in his designs. From the glistening blue sea to the rich fuchsia of wild bougainvillaea.
A bright spectrum of colours evokes a sense of excitement and happiness. Striking silhouettes give way to feathered ballgowns and elegant dresses that capture the magic of the moments where the sun tints the skyline with beautiful hues. Embellished details give the sense of the light reflecting on the sea at the break of dawn or the moment of sunset.
Plunging necklines and mermaid tales also take this inspiration from the sea but this time within its rich blue waters. Layers of fuchsia, blush and chartreuse taffeta explode into large off-the-shoulder rose petals and peony bouquets that exaggerate organic feminine curves.
Strong structured shoulders reflect colonnades of ancient temples, and sleeves continue into graceful gloves embroidered in a sun-kissed, sparkling sea of aquas and mints usher us forward, while tassels and fringe swish and sway to myths of the Greeks and Romans.
Threads of silk are braided into intricate patterns that move across the body in geometrical arabesque-like curves.
The finale: a divine pearl white bride, enrapturing in feathers, floats in on a mist of organza and tulle billowing from below.
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