ELIE SAAB AW2016/17 Rhapsody Collection

A gypsy-style synergy of layered texture signs the Ready-to-Wear AWr 2016/2017 collection with rhapsodic character. Light is carried through a palette of rich dense tones by open textures in guipure and fishnet lace.

 Silhouettes are spatially fluid and airy for winter, their volumes skimming the body with bohemian influence, grand and feminine.

Fabrics such as brocade and velvet dévaré resonate in separates and sportswear-inspired pieces. Silk and leather fringes sweep across skirts, jackets and dresses, inviting ease of movement for the modem urban nomad while black, passementerie and galloon ribbons form a harmony of embellishment.

Muted polka dots travel though the collection in a medley of print, lace and embellishment. Abstract prints of bold florals and rising smoke in fiery Carmen red and black offset hues of moonlight, topaz, pearl and regal dark dahlia.

‘Le 31’ handbag and saddlebags explore elements of braided leather chain fringes, like animated filaments of light.

 Jewelry displays rough stones and crystals, as if talismans to mark the roads already travelled, while footwear features tassels and ornamental fastenings across suede flats and sandals.

Between earth and air, immersed in a sense of freedom, the mood of the Ready-to-Wear AW2016/2017 collection depicts the elusive, melodic dance between feminine and fierce, grounded and free.

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