Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture

High expectations for Elie Saab this year. He won my vote for best Fall 2012 couture but will 2013 be up to par with last years? Yes, would be the simple answer.

It's important to understand that it's doubtful Elie Saab will remarkably change the fashion industry or produce drastically different collections each Couture collection the way someone like Karl Lagerfeld can. Why? Elie Saab maintains the classic, timeless pieces of elegance that are red-carpet worthy gowns with shimmering embroidery, flowing trails and rich, handcrafted materials. Saab will deliver year after year and Hollywood will never tire of it. At least, I hope it won't. 

This collection was gorgeous and went above and beyond my expectations. The collection was cohesive and  fluent. Similar styles and cuts of dresses were produced for a few colours and it really worked. 

Print isn't really Saab's thing, as far as I've read and seen. I think designers like Saab and Valentino are needed to fill the glamour side of the industry. We have loads of designers who've mastered print and shockingly creative pieces, Kane, Kenzo, Proenza etc. 

Signature Saab. Sheer, lace and silver embroidery.


Simple in white. Long sleeves were expected. 

The first "wow" look of the collection. 3/4 length sleeves and a heavily detailed torso and  full-length skirt.

Beautiful steel blue with a satin torso and glittering, fully embroidered skirt. 

Glamour in gold,. Demure neckline with wider 3/4 sleeves this time. 

Can't get over this dress. Sheer lace and satin = win

The Oscar look.


This is one of my favourites. There's something about the tight fit and flare that just works. 

Here's the dress millions of celebrity stylists are probably dying for as we speak.


Nice use of the long sleeve, gothic look. This is reaaaally sheer. Saab always varies his levels of transparency . A twist to the girly side of florals. 

The bridal look everyone waits for at the end of Couture shows. Huge, unique and fit for a royal.