For the Elie Saab Spring 2018 bridal collection, the designer took his inspiration from a garden in full bloom with cues from Japanese cherry blossoms. He worked around flowers and petals on the embroideries and the lace inserts while putting the emphasis on some of the veils with petals cascading like falling petals from trees in blossom.
“The ethereal, statuesque gown hides shades of nude beneath embroidered tulle, discretely showing the new hues of the Spring 2018 season,” Saab says of the dress featured in his sketch. “Delicate pearls adorn the embroidery that reflect a shimmer when the gown is in movement. Light yet grand, the overskirt once removed unveils a sculptural, fully embroidered gown which allows the bride to glide onto the dance floor. Inspired by the arrival of Spring and the ensuring freshness, this gown embodies the spirit of the season.”
The collection featured softness, femininity, and glamour. 3-D floral appliqués and pearl embellishments showcased the floral theme of the season decorating A-line ballgowns with optional removable overskirts. Saab carried that idea of comfort and versatility over to a long-sleeved jumpsuit, which took a simpler approach to glitz with tonal crystal embellishments. The designer also reworked traditional capes and veils in a gossamer-thin hybrid material,