Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture Review

By far, Elie Saab is my favourite designer to review during Couture season, as well as Valentino and Dior. The glamour and classiness that ooze throughout each and every collection produced is simply unbeatable. The standards for Haute Couture are high and Elie Saab has never produced a design, nor a single piece that I haven't found to be gorgeous.

Just when I thought Elie Saab's Spring 2013 Couture collection, reviewed here: http://www.therebirthoffashion.net/2013/01/elie-saab-spring-2013-couture.html?q=saab, would be impossible to top, the uber-talented designer has managed to present another flawless, exquisite collection showcasing some of the finest designs in the world right now.

Opting for a deep, rich colour palette with ruby shades, creams, golds, sapphires and emeralds, the colours selected for Fall were perfect and certainly are fit for a queen. Opting to change things up from the black and gold combinations as well as the aquamarine tones we saw in the last Fall collection (http://www.therebirthoffashion.net/2012/08/fall-2012-couture-whos-best.html?q=saab), every single collection is like an exciting present to open as the images are released. I know I'm going to be blown away every time and as I've said over and over again, Saab has a way of bringing back that old Hollywood glamour with a modern touch. Tradition can be a good thing and I disagree with Style.com's review- print may be something Saab plays around with in the future but I don't believe his collections get monotonous, I believe his beading and embroidery speak volumes and excessive use of print will shift the creative direction quite drastically.


Stunning, red-carpet perfect ruby gown with red embellishing. The flared skirt and three-quarter length sleeves  add dimension. 

Shorter and sweet, yet elegant and striking. A nude-shade ballgown-style dress with a shorter hem. 

In a deep shade of sapphire, a one-sleeved, floor-length gown is beautiful to the highest degree possible.  The non-embellished chiffon skirt sways as the model walks, whilst the fitted bodice enhances a flattering figure.

A tighter, more straight fit to the other gowns. A sweetheart neckline and a more figure-hugging fit would make any wearer look svelte and daring in this number. 

A richer fabric would not be possible for this piece. The emerald tone looks gorgeous with the sheen and the plunge neckline is simple but a nice touch.


As with all Saab shows, the last and final, awaited bridal gown will always leave cameras flashing and fashion-fanatics going crazy. Crystals and quartz are embroidered on this layered gown which leaves an enormous trail from the sides and the back. The veil is floor-length and is also clearly glistening with embroidery all the way through.