The last day of fashion week. Nothing could surprise all fashion public – we've seen so many different collections and have been impressed by be-hatted and be-veiled the beguiling creatures of Galliano, by gothic irresistible strength in leather-leopard collection of Givenchy, by romantic woman of Valentino, by Royal creativity of new collection of Alexander McQueen (continued by Sarah Burton), by modern class of Hermes, and still we have one more amazement to see – New collection of the most Parisian Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
He's called the good-luck charm of the stars by American press – Halle Berry received her Oscar in one of his dresses. There's many names: Megan Fox (in the slate grey ruched gown) Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Kruger, Rachel McAdams, Blake Lively, Cheryl Cole, Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt, Fan Bingbing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Angelina Jolie, Amber Heard, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Yeoh, Beyonce Knowles and Aishwarya Rai.
This collection is new view on 70s. Elie Saab called it “delight of 70s”. The smiles of Bianca, Diane and Lauren are inspiration for new collection. Elie Saab has a clear recollection of them, their hair cascading elegantly over impeccable clothes, their youth seemingly eternal. Their unnerving beauty and slightly provocative charm informs the grace of a dove-gray jumpsuit, the lightness of finely pleated georgette, the femininity of a nip-waisted peach dress punctuated with a jeweled belt. That how designer sees Hollywood stars in red carpet today. Elie Saab designs for the most fashionable crowd of the jet set, mingling with rock stars, actors, artists and writers. His world where glamour and elegance marked every appearance, even in Ready-to-Wear gowns.
After “Red Carpet” collection I went to see my last show for this season – street chic collection of Paul&Joe. I love differences. I love to mix impression after Chanel show with feelings of Gibaud, Elie Saab with Paul&Joe.
New collection designed for elegant woman who knows how to relax. Her wardrobe follows couture codes, in the neo-boho world that harks back to Formentera and 70s. The woman of Sophie Albou – designer of Paul&Joe is woman of today, paradox loving, looking for dynamic but sensitive, determined but fragile dreamer. Sophie brought from 70s romance and freshness, she said that the modern woman should lose her romantic and fragile side. Probably that why Kate Hudson is the general inspiration for the designer. “She's just like this summery collection. She's sparkling and distinguished and would be a perfect icon of today!”
On the verge of her 15th anniversary, Sophie Albou explained that she wanted to include everything she loves: color, freshness, and prints. And that should stand her in good stead when she finally opens in New York. She already opened shop recently in Los Angeles, and while her brand of bohemia is parisienne, these flippy printed minidresses, shrunken bombers, embroidered peasant blouses, and fluttery maxi well do a business on the West Coast.
Happy expressions in every piece of the collection. Sophie Albou explained that the huge orb at the opening of the runway was meant to be the sun. Kudos to her for bringing light and warmth to the collection. Flirty spring and romantic summer – the general idea of the collection. Bright sunny colors like tangerine and sunflower yellow were used on halterneck jumpsuits, and leather button-down dresses. A greetings card style image of kittens was used as a print on jackets, shorts and dresses and an overblown floral print looked fresh and lovely on a full-length dress.
I had a comparison for this loving sunny brand and personal affection to Sophie Albou – sunny designer of the season.
I love happy endings :-)...