THE BEGINNING OF TWILIGHT
ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022- 23 stirs an enchanted moment of possibility where fantasies and mysteries can manifest. In a first for the Maison, each imperial piece conveys the impression of a vanishing sun, appealing to spirited women and young modern men. Ethereal hues, opulent textures and curvaceous lines embody the subtle in between day and night where, if only for a brief instant, the real and imaginary are one.
Sumptuous fabrics marvelously overlap with intricately embellished embroideries into fantastical dreamscapes that embrace the body in figure defining forms. Crepuscular rays paint the clouds in sweeping gradations of vibrant red, pink, blue and grey intensities. Shimmering beads swirl together through nude tulle, as large silver sequins glow like moonbeams illuminating fields of gazar. A spectrum of feathers dances with tapestries of black velvet, and streaks into bodices that alternate between opacity and transparency. Lace tresses rush across overstated collars and exaggerated necklines, while beaded fringe swishes and sways down sleeves, captivating the gaze with glistening movement.
Each awe-inspiring silhouette personifies the power and grace of the everchanging setting sun. A mosaic of braided silk threads and mirrored gem embroidery come together in voluminous jackets that soar high above the shoulder like a billowing crown.
Grand, floor-sweeping satin capes with majestic shoulder lines exhibit a masculine dominance in layers of wispy multicolor plumage. Gemstones and beads cling to the skin like elusive stardust, and are given definition and shape from contouring chiffon cutouts. Large braids of gold beads snake around colored stones, morphing into neck ornaments collars and sculptured waistlines of simple off-white mermaid gowns. The indefinable bride shines forth, herself a vision glimmering in a tantalizing pastel spectrum. Cloaked in a fluttering veil of crystals, she ushers in a mesmerizing night full of wild intrigue.
Enveloped in mystery, ELIE SAAB Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022- 23 is captivating, exhibiting a brilliant allure that captures the eye in a moment where everything is familiar, yet nothing is quite as it seems. As light gently flows into dark, there is breath for the enchanted.