The ballet Giselle, a tale of human love crossing into the supernatural realm, infuses the Elie Saab Fall 2017 collection with an ethereal lightness – uplifting form, mood, and movement in a return to dark romanticism.

Fabrics such as tulle, organza and silk chiffon add an intoxicating delicacy to the collection while lace, feathers and embroidered velvet add a textural, sensual blend of innocence and melancholy. Light layering abounds. A shadow of mystery stretches across diaphanous silhouettes for day and night.

The lily flower appears on chiffon, guipure, quilted leather and as ultra-light embroidery. Symbolizing the souls of the departed, the lily flower is emblematic of Giselle’s tragic, otherworldly tale of youth, beauty and sentiment.

Muted and cool, as if illuminated by moonlight, the season’s colour palette includes earthen opera and blue abyss. Hues of dawn, soft lily and whisper-light sugar, as if from a maiden’s blushed cheek, are contoured by whisks of midnight black.

In a well-tempered choreography between form and freedom, the mood of the winter season is poetry in motion.

Go backstage at the romantically ethereal runway show of bold beauty and soft silhouettes.