Haute Couture: Elie Saab & Vionnet Demi Couture

Text: Despina Ignatoglou

 

Elie Saab is synonymous with red-carpet sparkle and there was plenty of this here. In the spring summer 2014 collection, we can easily spot a big dose of floral inspiration and I would call it ‘Little Spring Paradise’. The Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema aka Elie Saab’s creative director literally painted scenes from the Roman Empire, creating once again fairy tale dresses. Ombre’ shading moususselines, pastel, monochrome and classic colours as lilac, powder pink, golden yellow, hydrangea blue, red and black gave this aetherial touch on this collection and catwalk.

 
Lawrence Alma-Tadema,Elie Saab’s designer

 

The house of Vionnet, also refered to as “Queen of the bias cut” and “the architect among dressmakers”, is best known today for its elegant Grecian-style dresses. In his first Demi Couture collection as head designer, Hussein Chalayan showed a catwalk with gossamer light asymmetrical dresses in fine layers of organza. The sharp cut dresses with the single seams and laser-cut concentric circles, will sure be a hit of the next season.

Hussein Chalayan,Vionnet Demi Couture’s designer, with Goga Ashkenazi

 

 

Photos via www.harpersbazaar.co.uk