For his new haute couture collection Fall/Winter 2015/16, Lebanese couturier Elie Saab took inspiration from a personal history: the heritage of his couture house and its founding designs of the nineties. His work of that era, of delicately embroidered gowns in signatures shades of rich gold, continues to symbolise the Elie Saab DNA. That is the starting point for a collection devoted to grandeur, opulence, and the beauty of women.
Gold is the leitmotif colour of the collection, inspired by those original gowns that established the Elie Saab name on the global fashion stage, reinterpreted this season to evoke the glistening, golden palaces of Byzantium. The catwalk itself, flanked with gilded panes, represents a contemporary Byzantine palace, while golden thread runs throughout the collection. It is picked up in embroideries, in shades of white and rose gold, antique gold mixed with delicate verdigris green, and also rich burgundy and green, opalescent pink and peridot. A jewel-box of colours, like the multihued fragments of a Byzantine micro mosaic.
VIDEO ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2015/16
Elie Saab’s couture fashion show took place in Paris on 8 July 2015 during Haute Couture Fashion Week.
ELIE SAAB COUTURE FALL WINTER 2015-16
Photos: Courtesy of Elie Saab
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