For the Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 collection, the designer takes on the ’80s trend with ...

December 13, 2016


For the Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 collection, the designer takes on the ’80s trend with never-ending cascade of sequins and glitter exposing his signature luxurious touch.

Thorny roses, arabesque motifs and golden charms crown the collection, in an exploration of a Queen of Hearts character with a certain eighties style.

A blend of textures, noble materials and strong silhouettes comprise a collection rich in statement  pieces. Jumpsuits and miniskirts complement voluminous power-shoulders while lace bell sleeves and tulle skirts soften strict Victorian necklines. The heart motif beats subtly throughout the  collection, appearing in tone-on-tone python trimming on leather pieces, and etching out sweetheart necklines in lush velvet.

Lavish embroidered arabesques, beading and fur bring sophistication to outwear staples  like the peacoat and hooded duffle coat. Delicate lace cut in graphic lines lightens up longer silhouettes. Embroidered roses scatter across a standout leather jacket, blossom on green jacquard and appear in an autumnal print. Velvet and lace elevate sportswear-inspired pieces to cocktail hour attire while a riot of sequined flowers blends with embroidered plaid.

Shades of black show strength while billiard green, celadon blue and touches of pale pink enliven the fall palette.

A shower of metallic studs appears on the house’s iconic le 31 handbag: a new nano top-handle edition comes in richly hued velvet and is embellished with clusters of pocket-watch charms.

Studded leather roses and golden hearts adorn chokers and fingerless gloves in a stylized salute to the eighties.

The Elie SaabPre-fall 2017 collection is a picture of fall charm, with a cascade of confetti embroidery on the final evening looks hinting at celebrations yet to come.


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