One year since its launch, ELIE SAAB Bridal continues its ready-to-wear interpretation for the contemporary bride as a complement to the House’s established Haute Couture and Ready-to-wear collections.
Inspired by a garden in full bloom, the ELIE SAAB Bridal Spring 2018 collection presents thirteen looks. They include a diverse selection of gowns, drawn in at the waist. One style features a grand overskirt – to be removed as celebrations turn to dancing, revealing a more streamlined, close-to-body silhouette, still elaborately embroidered. A wide-leg jumpsuit, meanwhile, contrasts a delicate lace bust with a shoulder draped cape for a fluid, feminine yet daring statement of modernity. Another hooded cape cascades from shoulders in embroidered tulle, for a trompe-l’oeil effect as if it were a traditional veil.
Accessories such as a fur stole and sunglasses add contemporary flair. A diverse selection of shoes, including platforms, open-toe sandals and hand-finished Swarovski pumps suits each event’s demands. Cuffs, headbands, earrings and rings playfully and graphically express the ELIE SAAB Bridal signature – Oui.
Upper bodices range from structural frames with lace inserts to off-the-shoulder sweetheart necklines, while others remain minimal with fine spaghetti straps. Lace motifs add transparency along backs and arms at full length, signed with lines of white satin buttons. Variations of tonal whites continue, with a soft blush hue debuting for the season, tinged with the palest pink.
Gowns are embellished with 3-D floral appliqués and small pearls, drifting downward like petals to blend with veils that uplift the gowns’ delicate embroidery and sparkle. Veils are especially aerated, like morning mist, gossamer and whisper-light.
The ELIE SAAB Bridal Spring 2018 collection is a selection of fine silhouettes, with petals falling upon them as if from cherry blossom trees in bloom.