Saturday, March 14, 2015

Elie Saab Fall 2015 #RTW #PFW

"Set in a forest of cardboard cutout trees, this was a darkly romantic sylvan slink. Elie Saab layered on more rustling foliage than you'd find in the Bois de Vincennes. It is unusual to attend a show where the designer makes no attempt - even emptily, disingenuously, or cosmetically - at some artsy-fartsy proposition. Saab, to his credit, didn't bother.  Instead he presented a collection heaped with leafiness:  leafy printed macramé lace, leafy appliqué on leather, leafy chiffon, leafy-tones tweeds, and leafy-toned fox fur - you get the drift. Trousers were cut high, skirts were full, and cutaway panels accordioned around the crucial junctures - come-hither frescoes of flesh. Sure, a great many looks were black - and burgundy, too, seemed an odd choice for such an autumnally defined collection. But really, Saab knows what flatters, so why trouble with the small stuff?" -

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