Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Elie Saab AW14

Lebanese designer Elie Saab dazzled at Paris fashion week with his incredibly elegant designs for Autumn/Winter 2014. Satin, sequins, ribbons, and fur came draped down the runway, not only as intricate detailing for his signature evening gowns, but also as embellishments on the simpler garments, such as cigarette trousers and capes. The collection featured mostly dark hues of chiffon, velvet, and lace, and layering was an important element here. To me, the collection feels elegant but also eerie, and the ombré fabric adds to this sensation, along with the dark lace and the fierce but feminine designs. The models wore a simple smokey eye and a nude lip, with a centre parting and dead straight hair, so as not to distract from the beauty in the garments. The structuring in the pieces and the juxtaposition of strong and ethereal really hit the nail on the head. 

Here are some of the looks...

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