Get into a seashore state of mind with Elie Saab’s Cruise collection

The Elie Saab Resort 2018 collection, capturing a mood of expressive femininity, silhouettes are at once structured and florid with striking seaside influences.

An over-the-top attitude infuses the collection where prints are spellbinding, optical plays of pattern featuring motifs of seaweed, scales, and a vivid orange fishtail presented large-scale.

Whether urban soundwaves or oceanside seawaves, an undulating form moves across silhouettes in ruffled finishings and asymmetric hemlines. Looks in leather with studs add an arty edge, as if a beachfront lunch leads to gallery-going along an urban promenade. Embroidery takes center stage especially in the debut of t-shirts, elaborately embroidered on the front panel, in the season’s shapes borrowed from the deep sea. Mini and maxi-length skirts catch light like sun sparks on multi-colored, sequined embroidery as well as in pleated gowns of silk lame, infusing a wave of mega-watt glamour.

Flashes of brilliance, from encrusted plexirod, play upon interpretations of Le 31 Elie Saab signature bag while Elie Saab Eyewear faces the sun in large, round and aviator shapes.

With the allure of the irresistibly feminine, the 2018 Resort collection is an invitation to escape into stories by the shore.