Departing from his usual aesthetic, Mr. Saab brought a slight edge into the mix in his Spring/Summer 2015 show. Playing more with patterns, chunky stripes and separates, he still manages to maintain his whimsical signature whilst fringing on a new, exciting point of view. As always, there were looks which didn’t necessarily work for me or that were a tad on the passé side for me, but here I have my preferred looks from the collection (which is about half of the collection in total). Elie’s sexier, more chic perspective is very exciting and it even translates into the darker runway with sensual spotlights. It’s definitely one of the best runways of the season, but hey, it’s Elie Saab, what’s new?
Elie kicked things off in style, immediately showcasing his boulder standpoint with two sexy, striped and patterned numbers:
This look is more reminiscent of stereotypical Elie Saab designs, but with the more reserved use of lace it is slightly more sophisticated.
Bringing back the stripes, this graphic look is a style that really suits the designer. I particularly love the shapes made in the look below:
Next, Elie returns to his signature laced look, but edges it up with some sexy straps. The powder blue ensembles are particularly stunning and I love how his lace effect appears only as an addition to the looks as opposed to being what they are all about.
This blue look is literal perfection ❤
Highlighting, once more, just how good Saab can be with separates, this white ensemble (below) is outstanding. Style and sophisticated with an almost rocker edge, this look just screams Parisian chic!
Next, was a swift return to Elie’s usual aesthetic with this gorgeous beaded gown. Although, this dress is his staple, what I actually love most about this look is the shoes. Not usual being a shoe man per say, these sandals are absolutely stunning and bring the dress to a whole new level – amazing.
Then cut-outs were brought into the equation in a cheeky manner. I’m not sure if I love these or not, but it has to be said that the cut-out placement is on point and that they definitely add something to the collection.
Finally, we end the show returning to Elie’s roots and let’s be honest, there’s no better way. Bejeweled, sexy and still ethereal, there isn’t much to say about these looks, but that they’re Elie’s staples for a (very fabulous) reason.
Photos are from: fashionising.com.
Author: Pádraig Power.