Adding a lease of life to the runway shows for Haute Couture AW19 to date, Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika created a colourful collection inspired by birds of paradise.
Georges Hobeika, Haute Couture Collection AW19
If there’s one thing that people universally associate with birds of paradise, it’s high voltage colour. Which is why Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika’s collection (which was titled after the winged animals) was not only highly saturated when it came to the garments themselves, but was presented on a candy pink runway.
A near quarter-century on from opening his label in Beruit, Hobeika still presented a collection in Paris that was fun and full of life. The sleeves of grey button jackets were switched out for full-bodied yellow and black feather sleeves, while pink blended into coral on a fully embellished gown that came complete with feather detail on both the shoulders and hem to match.
Vivid pink, orange, blue and yellows were the hues of choice.
The overall feel was of fun and vibrancy – more is more and nothing is too much.
Of course, the accessories lived up to Hobeika’s theme, too. Handbags actually mimicked the bird of paradise that inspired the collection.