Elie Saab Haute Couture 2016
Elia Saab is not only the master of couture feminity and coutur, but also a beautiful story teller. It’s always been a pleasure to travel around the world with his designs — from the under the sea to Entering India circa 1911.
A glance at the mood board for the Elie Saab Haute Couture 2016 collection reveals a clear theme: “the journey of India in 1911 through adventuress eyes.”
The details we saw at Elie Saab and fell in love with were, the patterns of lace, embroideries and beading. The dreamlike hues including soft blues and English rose. The fluid silhouettes shimmered with embellishments, and accessories adorned with silver accents.
A sentiment reflected in the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 show was to adore the waist of a woman. A-line hems flaring out from the waist, and the use of waist belts helped celebrate the feminine figure.
One of the look featured elements of a traditional sari, while another gown represented Victorian fashion, another paired with leather sandals, evoking the feel of the Edwardian era. The show featured structure versus fluidity, “The simplicity of the saris-look gown softly defined the waistline shaping the new era couture.”
The dazzling purity & the imperfect symmetry of the dresses was defined through the fine lace and embroideries lifting up the old-world attitude to couture.
Anna Cleveland was selected as the bride to close the show. She donned an Indian-inspired wedding gown made of embroidered fine lace in English rose hues, with a Sari veil. Being Anna Cleveland, of course she posed like no other, bringing the drama to the end of the runway.
See the beautiful Elie Saab Haute Couture 2016 collection here!