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PFW: Elie Saab SS14

A Lace Garden was theme for Elie Saab’s spring summer 2014 collection. Featuring delicate floral tones in rose pinks, bright greens and fresh whites. A use of sheer fabrics and flashes of bare skin were subtly used to add detailing, rather than revealing too much. Through using 3D roses and flowers on many pieces, Saab was able to combine detail with sheer fabrics to allow a glimpse of bare skin whilst keeping the garment beautifully tailored. Saab’s use of sheer floral fabric as a subtle cut out detail on crisp white dresses and shirts added a fresh touch to the use of sheer fabrics previously seen on the runways.

The introduction of rich forest greens added a new dimension to Saab’s garden collection. Keeping colour blocking running for another season, forest green dresses with 3D floral detailing were paired with green clutches with gold fastenings and point toe stilettos with thin detailed strapping. Detail was key within this collection. From grosgrain ribbon trims and colourful roses, this collection was truly a reflection on a spring garden in bloom.

Moving from 3D florals to print, poppies adorned skater skirts, jumpsuits and maxis as a flourish to their white backgrounds. Due to being used at the top, middle or hem of the garment, Saab has created focal points which draw the eye to emphasized waists and elegant necklines. This print was also elegantly translated onto black fabric, with the heavy detailing of the poppies falling at the hem, with petals and colour fading up the dress like falling petals.

A stunning take on spring florals by a designer dedicated to exquisite detailing.