A fairy tale garden where delicate flowers are folding under the early Autumn’s bright moonlight. A palace lawn embedded with dainty petals and nonchalant leaves. A sparkly trail flicks around this source of Elie Saab’s influence for his AW15 couture collection and the wand of Cinderella’s fairy godmother now belongs to The Great Designer himself as he creates his latest princess gowns.
Sparkling pieces of intricate lace flowers glisten in the light resting on top of sheer fabrics which swish in Disney Ice Queen style as the models walk the runway. Dramatic V-necks and fishtail skirts emphasize femininity whilst flowing sleeves add airs of elegance and grace.
Beautiful pigments of pastel pinks and blues appeared in the collection, the soft shades casting a subtle glow amongst the gorgeous floral embroidery. Blocks of embroidery enhanced bodices whilst fur accessories added ultimate sophistication and slim belts emphasized the feminine silhouette.
Next came the deeper, darker tones of blues and purples, creating a much more intense and dramatic effect on the collection. Flowing capes emphasize gracefulness whilst puffed cap sleeves depict the epitome of a fairy princess dress.
Completing Saab’s collection were much bolder floral prints, printed on much heavier fabrics of a black tone. Completely contrasting with the light lace that opened the show, these appeared darker, more suited for the villain of the fairy tale as the fuller skirts and more pointed angles that were brought alongside these dark garments appeared so much more fierce and powerful.
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