“Elie Saab is repetitive, same designs, same inspiration, same embroideries, bla bla bla…” Well, Saab has showed radical changes in his recent collection: In his Fall/Winter 2015 Ready-to-wear collection, he wanted the “Elie Saab” woman to look strong, fierce and confident. He adopted a military & edgy style. However, for SS16 collection, Elie Saab said backstage: “It’s not different, it’s the same. But the mix is different.” “ I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way” Summing up , The ELIE SAAB woman, this time, is young & free in her wardrobe and style. Let’s start with the first surprise of the show which was the presence of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid on the runway. Furthermore it seems that Saab is targeting a younger clientele. In Fact,many new items were introduced in this show: Gladiator boots, bomber jackets, a lot of lace dresses and also “ Le 31” the brand’s latest bag.
Gigi Hadid wore the third and my personal favorite: a blue tiered lace dress topped with a satin bomber jacket in broad horizontal stripes. The combination between the royal blue & fuchsia is overwhelming. I Love Love Love it! Actually, this bomber jacket is a way to combine between Elie Saab and streetwear. Then Jenner followed, dressed in a black lace baby doll with a floral-print bomber jacket and gladiator boots. Basically, Saab adopted the flats & comfy shoes in most of his collection, insisting to make his woman happy and comfortable.
Who said you can’t mix strips and floral together? Well, Saab did it: He mixed between thin B&W strips and a new pinky floral print and created a beautiful suits and V-cut dresses. Speaking about dresses, we can visualize the dresses’ variety: from the black lace offshoulder , asymmetrical red, high & low cuts to the mid length ones and colorful striped mini dresses.
I also fell for the leather mini suits with small floral cutouts . The closer to the finale, the denser the eveningwear became alive : By the time his stars reappeared, Kendall Jenner in a deep-V crystal and lace jumpsuit with two trails of sheer black silk that ran from shoulder to ankle and Hadid in a complicatedly luxe-goth black open-front dress of lace and silk panels. Perfect way to close such a spectacular show.