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Lebanese designer Elie Saab devoted his collection to the symbolic conception of spring and summer.
His collection showcased In France’s capital donned lace, floral prints, pastel colours, blush pink, hydrangea blue, lilac and sparkly appliques on each of the beautifully tailored designs.
“Each design is similar yet very different to the other.”
His one pieced designs outside his monochromatic comfort zone was refreshing to see, his collection was almost a garment imitation of the year 1589, as each model graced the catwalk a quote from William Shakespeare came to thought.
“Elegant, tasteful and dramatic yet very simple.”
Perhaps sensing that a change would go unappreciated, Saab went back into a familiar zone and was able to showcase his signature monochrome designs into his coloured and ‘pretty’ collection.
He also showcased designs that would not be identified with the warm seasons however appealed to events for his celebrity clients.
So although I describe his collection as the ‘symbolic conception of spring and summer’ I also think that his showcase is also a ready to wear open closet for upcoming award ceremonies that would occur after the fashion show.
However, his daring change wasn’t unnoticed or unappreciated but embraced in the most important form of admiration in our generation… social networking.
With thousands observing the sites to declare their admiration and ‘need’ for the designs, it’s clear to see that Saab’s latest showcase was a success.
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