If you’re prepared for a sartorial adventure, Elie Saab invites you to “Dive Into the Deep Blue” with an oceanic collection of glamorous eveningwear built for the fashionably daring. No need to pack any scuba gear for this outing, however; Saab’s clothes are better built for extravagant yachts than diving excursions.
He delivers his usual finery in a gorgeous palette of sunset ombrés, various shades of blue, and delicate neutrals. While diaphanous tropical dalliances add a relaxed vibe to the proceedings, Saab provides balance by mapping the body with clinging lace in both neutral and aquatic shades. Amid formal occasion dressing, Saab interjects wearable daywear looks tailored to perfection and featuring minimalist structure. As much as his breezy, beautiful gowns grab the eye, there is something to be said for the perfection of a fitted all-white jacket teamed with relaxed trousers or a plush emerald-green jumpsuit with lace sleeves. Looks become more embellished and dazzling as the collection proceeds, presented on sequined mini dresses and glittering gowns with kaftan sleeves. A sky-blue gown etched with sequins and sheer cutouts and another version rendered in ivory possess the appearance of an eroding shoreline. It was an innovative way to weave in his “Deep Blue” sea reference point, without relying on obvious overtones.
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