Last season, Savoir Flair introduced you to the extraordinary couture craftsmanship of bridalwear designer Sakina Shbib. The Saudi-French designer behind Sakina Paris – who trained at Chanel, Alexandre Vauthier, and Givenchy – returns to our pages for Fall/Winter 2016 with a graceful collection that celebrates the works of legendary French writer Marcel Proust. His romantic coming-of-age novel In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is depicted in the new collection through the vivid use of French lace appliqués, delicate floral embroidery, and petal-etched dentelle, all of which serve as reminders of Proust’s “blossoming girls”.
“Flowers are an allegorical figure. They stand for the fragility and delicacy of all young ladies in love,” Shbib shares. For the couturier, sentimentality and the heightened fervor of romance form the heartbeat of her creations. She effortlessly taps into feelings of true love and the journey that the modern woman is on – the one to find her soulmate and life partner. Embodied in her work is an innate understanding of romantic tendencies, and she continues her impassioned message throughout this exquisitely appointed collection.
For an exclusive first look at Sakina Paris’ Fall/Winter 2016 lookbook, which features Lebanese blogger Lana El Sahely, make your way through the gallery above.