Paris Fashion Week A/W11: Elie Saab
Elie Saab is known for dramatic red carpet worthy evening looks but this season was his daywear was the focus. Dresses were strong but deceivingly simple in a way that Alber Elbaz continues to master at Lanvin and came in feminine knee length styles and were often nipped in at the waist. Talking of femininity, soft leather blazer jackets were made to accentuate the waist teamed with a simple black pencil skirt which created a womanly silhouette.
Last season red pieces was very successful at retail and just about every magazine had a spread dedicated to the hue and the colour popped up in the collection on a selection of looks, helping to break up the classic winter palette of grey and black. A beautifully tailored jacket came styled over a Roland Mouret style dress and a simple clutch and Saab introduced his signature glam aesthetic on some floor length dresses in the bold hue. Colour also emerged on low cut gowns in aubergine and halter neck sequin gowns in a similar shade. Dresses, cigarette pants and simple round neck tops with cropped sleeves also came in last season's taupe.