Elie Saab Spring 2016 Couture

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

The Fashion Folks

56 Comments

  1. I’m not normally into big fashion designers, but Elie Saab is one of the very few exceptions on my list! His designs are absolutely lovely, so feminine and bridal, almost ethereal! I always love the colours he used, and the lace is right up my alley, as well. 🙂 I can definietly see what you mean when you say that this collection is quite ‘safe’. The outfits aren’t too dissimilar from each other, but I don’t personally mind because they’re all absolutely gorgeous, anyway!

    I don’t own anything by Elie Saab, but I do have their perfume, and it is one of my all-time favourites. I think it really matches their elegant, feminine style. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, lovely! Kisses. xoxo <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

  2. Elie Saab always seems to create the dreamiest pieces. Everything is so enchanting, almost as if it’s straight out of a fairy tale. I love the soft hues and feminine silhouettes. I hope blushes carry into Spring 2017 because I can’t get enough of that color!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  3. As a Lebanese myself, Elie Saab’s couture will always have a special place in my heart. He knows how to make a woman look and feel pretty!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  4. I love the collection! I feel it’s one that’s very easy to fall in love with for the reasons you’ve mentioned, he does play it safe with what people love and want. I think that’s key to any collection, of course with a touch of the unexpected to stand apart from the rest. You can definitely see the inspiration drawn from India in the intricate details and styles, too. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the best weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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