Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

When it comes to rocking the Red Carpet, knocking down all and sundry and working out a look to be discussed later time and time again, the Lebanese fashion house of luxe category, Elie Saab is a shoo-in for bringing that idea into effect. That is why after checking out the haute couture schedule with the Elie Saab Couture spring/summer collection to be held on Jan. 27, we rested assured to see the same imperial and resplendently intricate massive gowns with the silver threads weaved in scintillating high and low, right and left, while those teeny-weeny sparkling beads, sequins and appliques lending a whole lot more pizzazz to the stunners.

Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

As a matter of fact, our presumptions turned out to be right but to a certain degree only. Elie Saab has pulled his inspiration from the Anglo-Irish aristocrat Lilah Wingfield, a beautiful young lady, nearly six feet tall with deeply set brown eyes and auburn hair, but not in her comfort zone but en route to Delhi Durbar in the early 1911 to attend King George V coronation into emperor. If we cluster together all the previous masterpieces a la Saab and perfuse them with some touches pulled straight from Lilah’s journey dower chest, we will land directly on Elie Saab couture runway.

To all appearances Lilah should have been on cloud nine to ride a horse decked out into those amazing white crepe trousers with a draped skirt overlay paired with silver mirror-like rubber boots, while that intricately embellished chiffon crop top would overtly indicate where her roots were belonging to. While heading to Taj Mahal she would have been at sixes and sevens whether to choose that silver frock with some mauve undertones, all covered with lattice + floral appliques and one of the sleeves reaching a train level or else that violet-blue guipure gown trimmed with glittering sequins with an embellished leather belt cinched around the waist. But we are more than sure that stunning Lilah would have declared the winner to be that amazing gunmetal twinkling dress with multilayered cascading bottom part, the plunging neckline baring the flesh gracefully, while the pretty exquisite jacket with roundish details on the edgings adding a lot more elegance to the whole regality around.

The haute couture adept Elie Saab has really cut the mustard in that complicated task to juxtapose and bring so near the regality with adventurous, free spirit, while at the same time delicately touching the sport area. What really can set the whole world on fire are those shockingly sporty caps but done up exclusively in Elie Saab style – from stem to stern encrusted with glittering beads.

Some of the chiffon flaring dresses are riveting attention with their heavy sophisticated bibs that are showing off myriads of tassels pouring down like heavy rain up to reaching the models’ thighs; the crepe pants tucked under boots and usually coming in pair with skirt capes are the best barometers that the designer is in a frantic quest for an aristocratic amazon girl. The mini guipure dresses with trumpet sleeves, plunging necklines and multilayered bottoms, at times even covered with realistic blooming flowers to celebrate the nature awakening, are specifically elaborated to whet any bohemian girl’s appetite, while those naked illusion dresses are no wonder to see when you bump into Elie Saab.

This is all to Lilah Wingfield’s liking, that’s for sure, especially that closing massive gown all encrusted with labyrinthine beads, the hemlines touching the ground in a grandiose way, while a white veil modestly covering the hair, a marvelous number she would have opted for to attend that exclusive coronation ceremony in Delhi.

Photos courtesy of Vogue

Recent Posts

Model Sara Sampaio’s Pre-Victoria’s Secret Show Workout

The Victoria's Secret Show is one of the most demanding fashion shows. Besides the million-dollar budget meant to bring a unique experience to the brand's fans, the models are also here to flaunt their best...

Gorgeous Burgundy Celeb Makeup Looks

Burgundy is one of the most beautiful colors to use in makeup and fashion. We all love a vampy burgundy matte lip. Since celebrities love experimenting with new looks, they deliver new trends all the...

Inside Serena Williams’s Lavish Wedding

The greatest tennis superstar of all times Serena Williams and Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot on November 16 in New Orleans. As everyone expected, the couple prepared a fairytale-like opulent wedding. [caption id="attachment_92145"...

Shiniest PVC Pieces To Amp Up Your Style

This winter we go by the rule “more is more”. Dull outfits are reserved only for the ones who are afraid to experiment. But if you are into fashion and always want to look your best,...

Oscar de la Renta’s Wedding Dresses: Spring 2018

Oscar de la Renta’s bride is elegant, feminine and glamorous. For their first bridal collection as co-creative directors, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia wanted to keep the recognizable spirit of the brand. They paid homage...