You know what the world needs after a week like this? To dream and get lost in all things beauty. I wouldn’t run this site and you wouldn’t visit it, if we didn’t share a mutual love for fashion. Folks? Here’s a #fbf to Elie Saab Spring 2016 Couture!
Elie Saab Spring 2016 Couture
So Elie Saab is famous for his glamorous, dramatic and empowering couture looks. They are somewhat an intense version of his RTW creations, but all taking inspiration in the urban modern woman (whatever that means). What they have in common is that they’re classic, feminine and sharp. Elie Saab Spring 2016 Couture is no exception to this, it is sophisticated yet glam. Some looks are perhaps more bohemian than his regular aesthetic, but compromised with heavy embellishment and delicate elements such as lace and tulle.
The collection’s colors are rich and kind of royal, going from silver to gold beige and some touches of blue. Solely floor-length dresses, many with a slightly defined waist. Elie Saab stated that one of the inspirations for the collection was India, which is clear in the choice of embroidery, but also the styling of the fabrics. Except shiny pearls as embellishment, the dresses also featured fringe and 3D floral decorations.
Thoughts on the collection
I wouldn’t highlight this collection if I didn’t think it was a beautiful reflection of how refined fashion can be. Haute couture is and remains a gorgeous art form to be inspired and encouraged by. The collection is really dreamy and somewhere between the glamorous boho looks and the inspiration from India, it’s capturing. Especially the lace looks in a silver/white tone feels both wearable and luxurious. In fact, I think we all want that lace playsuit (see below). And the beige/purple-ish (great way to define a color), with a Renaissance resemblance is a darling of course. Anything with lace, high neck and puffy sleeves and I’m down for it (see slideshow below).
There are some looks that fails to live up to the class of the collection, but they’re not too bothersome as Saab plays it rather safe. He only uses elements that people generally love (lace, embellishment, dove colors) and some looks are more or less different versions of each other. Overall, this is a charming collection that’s definitely droolworthy. And frankly speaking, droolworthy fashion is the light we need at the moment.
Folks? Hope you enjoyed the collection and my not so nuanced highlighting of it. Have a lovely weekend! Xx