Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture Collection
July 20, 2016
New York perspectives inspire the fresh yet timeless feel of the Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 collection. Alluring and accentuated femininity reveal the influence of mid-century silhouettes, from an era when European style fused with the city’s melting pot and its fast-paced essence and edge.
Contrasts of nature and industry, skyscraper heights and human streets, appear throughout the collection. Architectural structures are embroidered, beaded and printed upon gentle yet generous forms whilst birds alight across the collection – uplifting nature’s presence in the city, a sense of freedom, and an invitation to dream.
A color palette of rose, plum, beige, and jasmine contrast shades of blue, cobalt and black to paint the city landscape against sky. Viewed from outside toward the city skyline, or from within looking up to the dramatic heights and bright lights, as well as the infinite human perspectives inside, each angle speaks of positive modernism in a hymn to Old New York.