FASHION / MODA:
Fuente. Blue Press Service
Comunicaciones y RP
Fotos. Cortesía Elie Saab
A jungle breeze sweeps through the air, as the ELIE SAAB SS’18 collection celebrates nature’s botanic
masterpiece: the Amazon. Like a living, breathing forest in motion, the collection boasts a coming together of light, ﬂuid-like materials, all layered in perfect unison. Python appears as both an imposing print on total-looks, and an intricately embroidered pattern that shimmers in the dark as it adorns long, elaborate dresses. As shirts & t-shirts come in to bring a relaxed attitude to the silhouettes, the overall collection reveals a play on proportions, with jackets taking on a longer stance and skirts appearing ever shorter. Thin and silky fringes also swing away as they cross the undeﬁned paths, like a dynamic dance of jungle vines. These sensual fringes embrace the woman’s ﬁgure and oﬀer an ultra-feminine dimension to the collection, as do the revealing laser cut-outs introduced this Spring/Summer. The bright color palette of warm yellow, hibiscus red, waterfall blue, orchid pink and shades of white bursts into life amidst the deep jungle green canvas that surrounds them. Taking its cues from the dense rainforest and its living creatures that thrive from the canopy to the grassy ﬂoor, outlines of wild leafage are articulated through innovative lace, and vivid vegetal prints act as a statement throughout, with leafy graphics animating pieces, from summer leather jackets to ﬂowy evening dresses. The Amazon inﬂuence also spreads into the accessories, as ELIE SAAB signature handbags and clutches are revisited featuring wide add-on straps in studded leather and python. To suit diﬀerent styles, the straps are interchangeable, from short to cross-body, or as a wrist handle. In line with this playful approach, colourful oversized hats and eyewear also make their appearance on the runway. A true reﬂection of the jungle’s untamed & wild nature, feminine cuts and organic layering seamlessly fuse together to create a bold ELIE SAAB SS’18 collection that embodies the free-spirited nature of the woman of today.