Elie Saab: Spring/Summer 2017 Haute Couture Collection

Recently, Paris was witnessing one of the most significant events of the fashion industry. Exclusive costumes that can, no doubt, be perceived as unique works of art were demonstrated during the Couture Week.

The Lebanese designer Elie Saab could not be left out from the list of designers who vigorously contribute to the high fashion. Moreover, he again gave an outstanding and also very subtle touch to his spring/summer 2017 haute couture collection. This time, Middle East, mostly Egyptian motives combined with modern styles came to impress the audience. The whole collection is mostly based on the trending colors of 2017; various shades of blue, specifically dusky and Egyptian blue were dominating among the demonstrated looks. Beige that does not lose its power and remains a trending color for most fashion designers can also be seen in this collection. Inspired by the culture of mid-century Egypt, Saab let us feel the spirit of the Arabian culture not only by the shown outlooks but also with music that keep us in that specific mood throughout the show. Transition from Arabic to contemporary music helps us not forget about the time period we currently live in.

Trailing caped backs and skirts cut to flow over narrow pants put a strong emphasise on perfectly demonstrating feminine body; this style of clothing can also be considered as a trend of 2017. Glitter and gold, that is another trend of this year was used on most clothes; this no doubt make an outfit look more elegant and luxurious. In regard of jewelries and headbands that complete the looks, are attributes that remind us about Egyptian culture.

The show was the combination of the past 20th century Middle East cultural motifs and contemporary fashion trends in terms of colors, fabric and overall looks.


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