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05 Jul 17
BOOKLET HC FW 18

Fashion

A Tale of Fallen Kings

  • Haute Couture

Follow a fearless and heroic sisterhood, bright and brave warrior Queens, into a place of legends—a snow-covered kingdom where forgotten forests and stone-built castles tell stories of epic battles that have been fought, lost and won in a tale of fallen Kings.

The Light of Now

As they rule victoriously over the land, their minds, hearts and souls burn an eternal fire of survival, of courage and of beauty wherever they may roam. And it is in their noble fortress, where flags wave from above, that we bear witness to the graceful procession of these all-mighty conquering Queens.  

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As if plucked from mythical winged creatures, feathers take on a life of their own throughout the Haute Couture collection, made to adorn these majestic feminine figures. Whether the feathers are embellishing or acting as a second-skin, sometimes they embody that feminine combative spirit in raven black, and other times they show a softer side in fairer tones.

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Delicate, golden-hued foliage seems to organically climb up the dresses, making its way to the shoulders, and sometimes even extending onto the chest, waist and arms. As if embracing every curve, while flowing seamlessly through the waves of fabric, it elongates the silhouette, and lyrically reminds us of nature’s bond with the ever more empowered feminine form.

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The lines of every piece of this ELIE SAAB Haute Couture collection are drawn to be powerfully structured, yet effortlessly present. They sway in the wind but forcefully stand their ground, just like the warrior Queens who wear their crowns as they take their rightful place at the throne of hearts and minds, proclaiming their everlasting reign from medieval to modern times.

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Credits :
J-W van Ederen/Oer Wout
Eve Ventrue
Hogan McLaughlin @HoganMcLaughlin
“Triple Structure”, Brooks Salzwedel
“Flight”, Sarah Yeoman
Ilya Ibryaev

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