Thursday, 29 March 2012

Elie Saab: Minimalist Fashion

Elie Saab, born July 4, 1964, is a Lebanese fashion designer. In 1982, Saab launched his fashion label when he was 18 years old. His main workshop is in Lebanon. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris. He was an overnight success after he became the first Lebanese designer to dress an Oscar winner, Hally Berry, in 2002 for the Academy Awards when she won for Best Actress. Berry later wore another dress by Saab, this time a gold dress, to the 2003 Oscars.

Elie Saab's reputation as a red-carpet designer is well earned. He also has been emphasizing day wear in his pre-collections of late. He took a strict, almost minimalist approach, cutting most of his suits and dresses in monotone shades of nude, blue, or black and keeping decorative details like a fox collar, a peplum waist, or contrast piping to a minimum.

I love Elie Saab, he is the designer of my dreams. Clean cuts, impeccable tailoring, attention to details, simple designs; its a minimalist's dream. Saab's biggest evening statement this season was sequins, which came set into plissé pleats. When he went unembellished, the drama came from languid and floaty seventies-ish silhouettes with tie necks or sexy asymmetrical necklines and up-to-there slits. There was also lace, which was actually most interesting when it was barely detectable, set into seams of neat wool daywear dresses. It's basically impossible not to be inspired by his creations. HERE THEY ARE.........

                                      MY INSPIRATION......ELIE SAAB

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