ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 awakens an enchanted moment of possibility where fantasies and mystery can manifest.
Elie Saab is the true king of Haute Couture today, and as part of his Fall-Winter 2022 collection, the designer showed that exclusivity for men can also be full of excess, and in his fashion show, we saw how the layers, embroidery, two-piece suits and velvet are the top star of each of the looks.
Entitled “The Beginning of Twilight“, the collection took place at Le Carreau du Temple in the Haut-Marais district of Paris, an enchanting setting to reveal a collection that embodies the movement of nightfall. The transparent white veils and plush white carpet took advantage of this natural luminescence to define the runway and transform the iconic 19th century covered market into the beginning of twilight.
In the collection, sumptuous fabrics were layered with intricate embroidery and embraced the body with figure-defining shapes. Silhouettes reflected the power and grace of the ever-changing setting sun. Twilight rays painted the clouds in broad gradations of vibrant reds, pinks, blues and grays.
Ethereal tones, opulent textures and curvilinear lines embodied the subtle in-between of day and night where, for a brief moment, the real and the imaginary were one. Sumptuous fabrics overlapped beautifully with intricately embellished embroidery in fantastical dreamscapes that embraced the body in figure-defining shapes.
“Grand, floor-sweeping satin capes with majestic shoulder lines exhibit a masculine dominance in layers of wispy multicolor plumage. Gemstones and beads cling to the skin like elusive stardust and are given definition and shape from contouring chiffon cutouts. Large braids of gold beads snake around colored stones, morphing into neck ornaments collars and sculptured waistlines of simple off-white mermaid gowns. The indefinable bride shines forth, herself a vision glimmering in a tantalizing pastel spectrum. Cloaked in a fluttering veil of crystals, she ushers in a mesmerizing night full of wild intrigue.” – from Elie Saab.
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