Elie Saab SS14 Haute Couture – The Promise of Spring

Transforming the modern women into a fairytale protagonist, Elie Saab’s new Haute Couture spring/summer 14 collection has redefined femininity.

With a consistent, romanticised colour palette of pastels thrust upon each dress, the models were transported into an enchanted utopia where resplendent ball gowns reign. Using lilac and soft pinks, Elie Saab has conceived a collection that focuses on the aesthetic appearance of each detail, using an ombre effect, reminiscent of water ripples.

Texture was a key theme throughout, with the dresses supporting 3D Appliqué flowers brought to life with hand-embroidery and crystals. Elie Saab captured the very essence of Haute Couture- revealing statement dresses that are iconic in their own right. Creating a subtle melancholy that reminds us of our childhood imagination.

With each dress designed to create effortless movement, showcasing femininity-the fabric swayed around the models legs, draping elegantly, emphasising yet flattering their figures.  Most of the dresses had empire line bodices, in which they challenged modesty by revealing bare shoulders, juxtaposed against the array of long fabric.

The collection drew inspiration from the Dutch artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s work. Imitating the innocent, raw beauty of his paintings, the S/S show reflected on an almost angelic angle, placing the female models on metaphorical pedestals.









image019Celebrities such as Clotilde Courau, Olga Kurylenko and Paz Vega attended the show

by Emma Walsh

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