Luxury house ELIE SAAB unveiled their Autumn Winter 2022.23 Haute Couture Collection, titled The Beginning Of Twilight, that fuses fantasy and reality, on June 6th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection features looks for both women and men, inspired by the moments between day and night, where, for a brief instant, imaginary and real are one. It brings ethereal hues, opulent textures and curvaceous lines. The silhouettes reflect the power and grace of the everchanging setting sun. For the season Elie Saab captures the feeling where everything is familiar, yet nothing is quite as it seems.
“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 dance with tapestries of black velvet, and streaks into bodices that alternate between opacity and transparency. Lace tresses rushes across overstated collars and exaggerated necklines, while beaded fringe swishes and sways down sleeves, captivating the gaze with glistening movement.
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.” – from Elie Saab