ELIE SAAB REFLECTIONS: PREFALL 2013

“To celebrate the arrival of the Pre-fall 2013 collection in-store, ELIE SAAB presents a new short film: Reflections

Walking through reflections of herself, foreshadowing the halls as she envisions them, the ELIE SAAB woman embarks on a journey within her surrounding walls.

Once filled with extravagant soirées, the halls are now empty; it is just the woman and her reflections which remain. She imagines a neoprene cocktail dress, a geometric-patterned embroidered gown, or a precisely cut pantsuit with its matching box handbag. Tone-on-tone, all in the same bright poppy red hue.

In a softer mood, she envisions, sophisticated silhouettes with fluid lines: a flowing chalk-white evening gown, an alabaster jumpsuit with a light train. She holds onto her golden and crystal clutch like a jewel.

The pulse of her reverie picks up as powdery sunlight descends into darkness, and her commanding side dominates. She drapes her curves in amethyst silk jersey and hints at the silhouette beneath in obsidian black chiffon.

The seductive play between her delicateness and her confidence contrasts like day and night, a hidden spirit captured within the lucid reflections of endless mirrors.”

This was written in the description of the video posted by Elie Saab’s youtube channel. Now on to my review of the video! This video starts with an Elie Saab woman walking past a hallway wearing a flowy short red dress. Then her wardrobe starts to change as the mood transitions according to the room’s atmosphere. The song of the video was as if it was written especially for the ad! The lyrics that start with “I saw you in my dream last night” perfectly describe any girl’s dream to wear a dress designed by Elie Saab! Back to the ad now. This video just transported me to memories and dreams where i was teleported to a land of Elie Saab goodness. It reminded me why i fell in love with designing and fashion in the first place. This, and it also reminded me to whom the credits go to for this passion: the creator himself ELIE SAAB. Watching this video made me imagine myself in every single dress where i sort of felt the dresses touching my skin and embracing my body till eternal days. I didn’t want the dream to finish! It’s just a disappointment that as soon as the video ended the dream is over, but i could watch the video again and again and again…….

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Elie Saab SS haute couture 2013

The twenty fourth of january Elie Saab launched his very new spring/summer haute couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. This year’s collection was nothing of the normal: a totally new style and prints that make the collection exquisit.

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The collection started with the perfect white color that valorizes the embroidery and cutout designs. The fashion show first started with some white gowns with embroidery and then some rather utterly shear dresses, and finally with conservative fabric.

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Then the show continued with a baby blue color that gives the gowns a peaceful and classy sensation. I really love how Elie Saab was able to create that mix between the lacy detail and silk fabric. It’s a unique and amazing mix that he was able to achieve in this collection.

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It was time for the creamy white to make its appearance as well as the legendary cape that made me remember one of Gwenith Paltro’s looks and the royal apparel at royal ceremonies and weddings. And once again the details didn’t fail to mesmerize me. The delicate detail in those gowns are just exquisite and joyful to the eye to see.

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Eight lavender dresses came to kidnap me to a magical land called PARADISE! The floral detail is also adopted with this color as well as the shear, lace, and silk details. Till now it is obvious that Elie Saab’s style has changed but he will never give up on the skinny belts! But this change is for the best!

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A pale gold color also appeared in this collection and I have nothing to say other than amazing!

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Then came the color that sets the world on fire! RED is what I’m talking about! The cape reappeared in this set of color as well and it was amazing!

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Prints!! Here are Elie Saab’s new babies! As long as I remember Elie Saab has never used such kind of prints on his dresses. I only saw like them in his last season’s collection, but these prints are just…. I’m really speechless.

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Finally came the color that never fades away:black. Black velvet was in this collection. I saw a lot of black gown with gold embellishments on a lot of runways, but on Elie Saab’s runway it seems completely the opposite which is just a great twist. There is a touch of gold but I can’t seem to point it out or it’s just my illusion.

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And here comes the bride! Wow this is just the most elegant wedding dress I have ever seen! I wish I were getting married to wear that kind of dress! I’m just dripping from envy from the model that got to wear it!

Bottom line this collection was full of surprises that made me even more obsessed with Elie Saab. But what astonished me is the absence of those popping summery colors that always decorated Elie Saab’s spring/ summer dresses. This is a sign that this collection is like no other and Elie Saab is definately showing a more serious side through his elgant dresses.

Electric Shock!

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That color! Wow! It’s such an attention grabbing color! I’ve seen this color on shoes, blazers, jeans, trousers, tops, parkas, handbags, and hair accessories…. this color is perfect for any piece of clothing. It’s magnificent how it can be worn for any occasion and look classy, casual, or even edgy!

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This is an exquisite electric blue dress by elie saab. It is just magnificent!