For the Elie Saab Fall 2016 collction, light is carried through a palette of rich dense tones by open textures in guipure and fishnet lace. Silhouettes are spatially fluid and airy for winter, their volumes skimming the body with bohemian influence, grand and feminine.
Fabrics such as brocade and velvet dévoré resonate in separates and sportswear-inspired pieces. Silk and leather fringes sweep across skirts, jackets and dresses, inviting ease of movement for the modern urban nomad while black passementerie and galloon ribbons form a harmony of embellishment.
Muted polka dots travel through the collection in a medley of print, lace and embellishment. Abstract prints of bold florals and rising smoke in fiery Carmen red and black offset hues of moonlight, topaz, pearl and regal dark dahlia.
‘Le 31’ handbag and saddlebags explore elements of braided leather chain fringes, like animated filaments of light. Jewelry displays rough stones and crystals, as if talismans to mark the roads already travelled, while footwear features tassels and ornamental fastenings across suede flats and sandals.
Between earth and air, immersed in a sense of freedom, the mood of the Elie Saab Fall 2016 collection depicts an elusive, melodic dance between feminine and fierce, grounded and free.