Elie Saab Cruise 2013
Textured charcoal mixes with avocado green and shorts get tossed together with structured blazers. This is the dichotomy of the Elie Saab Resort 2013 collection. Perfectly pieced together looks with a clear direction of boardrooms on a Cruise Liner.
Picture a sleevless top with a subtle peplum only noticeable because of the belt that is wrapped snugly around the waist creating a puckered waist and an almost floral kisk to the bottom. Then out of the bottom comes asleek A-lined skirt in graphite grey textured wool. Perhaps not something that comes to mind when thinking about your average piece of clothing when travelling to a warm destination. But the colors and textures are sublime together.
Interestingly enough, Elie Saab has taken to the 70’s trend of wide bottomed pants and flared full length dresses. When he is designing his couture collections he seems to stay far away from trends and risky fashion tricks but evidently a ready-to-wear line is where a designer can experiment and try new things. Not that Saab really needs a testing period he has proven himself time and time again in his designs.
The collection quickly moved to lilacs and deep purple colors that would impress even the most cynical warm weather critic. Long flowing silks brushed ankes as the full length gowns moved only as a couturier could design. A balance was achieved with the Cruise 2013 collection which is in itself a challenge for designers but Elie managed to nail the feel good blend on the head
The price point of an Elie Saab gown can range from around a thousand to over five thousand but seeing as these pieces are from his RTW collection I’d say the price will hang around the latter amount and in this reviewers opinion is a steal for anyone of these pieces. When wearing an Elie Saab piece from this collection you can bet you will get that spotlight feeling when walking in a restaurant or movie premier, or red carpet because you will be the very center of attention.