Fashion house ELIE SAAB presented their Spring Summer 2022 Eden on Earth Haute Couture Collection that pays tribute to the Mediterranean and it’s beauty, heritage, and charm, on January 26th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection takes us on a journey through an earthly garden of heavenly delight. Each gown tells it’s own story, an assemblage of different places, flavors and forms inspired by Mediterranean’s histories, cultures and terrains. A bright spectrum of colors is splash across a panorama of silhouettes.
“Gradients of capacious feathered ballgowns capture the magic of the in between moments of dusk and dawn, as the sun tints the skyline in celestial blues and sea green. Shimmery sequins and crystals embellish the tulle of night, guiding the exploration across a vast geography of plunging necklines and mermaid tails. Layers of fuchsia, blush and chartreuse taffeta explode into large off-the-shoulder rose petals and peony bouquets that exaggerate organic feminine curves. Each passage of this escapade through geographies and time are made unique through generous textures and distinct organic forms. Strong structured shoulders like colonnades of ancient temples, plummet into billowing trains of ivory and greige. Sleeves continue into graceful gloves embroidered in a sun-kissed, sparkling sea of aquas and mints usher us forward, while tassels and fringe swish and sway to myths of the Greeks and Romans. Threads of silk are braided into intricate patterns that move across the body in geometrical arabesque-like curves. As the final destination draws near, the divine pearl white bride, enrapturing in feathers, floats in on a mist of organza and tulle billowing from below.” – from Elie Saab