Plenty of glitz, plenty of glamour and a whole lot of flower power…
You might as well bin all your existing eveningwear for next season, because you’re only going to be wanting to wear this label after you’ve seen our highlights reel.
Lebanese designer Elie Saab put on a true spectacular in the French fashion capital on Saturday, as his Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collection took to the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
Entitled Bouquets D’Hiver, the line put a dark, romantical spin on spring-ready florals, with a touch of Victoriana and a smidgen of folk-inspired embroidery.
Every look was essentially further proof of why Saab has been nicknamed the King of Couture.
We’ve rounded up our 10 favourite ensembles from the show, which have us scheduling a diary full of galas and after-dark events so we have a place to wear them.
The fine print
With a dash of tassels, a touch of ruching and an ethereal silhouette, this high-octane take on 70s-inspired lines is both festival-ready and fashion-forward.
Suited and booted
Now that’s the definition of glam-rock dressing, with tough tailoring softened up with just a hint of gothic lace.
Structured minis with over-the-knees boots are a fail-safe formula, but this combo gets an extra dose of luxe with that patchwork cape. We’re thinking about heading to cooler climes for winter just so we have an occasion to wear it.
Ultra feminine detailing, such as demure necklines and intricate ruffles, seeped through the collection, often juxtaposed against structured shoulders.
Shimmer and shine
This sequinned gown—complete with otherworldly wisps of lace—lit up the catwalk with its lustre, which flickered beautifully in motion.
Home on the prairie
We can already picture this nostalgic print on someone like Alicia Vikander.
In the black
We won’t rest until we have this theatrical tulle skirt in our own closets.
Sweet bubblegum hues are given a grittiness with oversized shoulders and an architectural cascade of ruffles.
Americana got reinvented with ornate embellishments and a touch of refined sparkle.
In full bloom
With a scattering of pastels and ladylike velvet, this statement-making gown will be seen on many a red carpet next season, we bet.
Images: Getty, Elie Saab/Instagram