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Elie Saab Couture Fall 2016 Show Unveiled ‘Mommy & Me’ Twinning Looks

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Globally renowned for being able to make those who like princess-like dresses daydream,Elie Saab took his signature aesthetics to a brand new level for his Elie Saab Couture fall/winter 2016-17 collection, updating his usual sequence of red carpet-worthy dresses with something more sensual and mysterious, and even more fairytale-like.

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Inspired by vibrant New York, the line-up juxtaposes polar opposite lines and figures, dynamically displaying both sensual, plunging necklines and mermaid silhouettes, as well as theatrical and billowy dresses that sort of create haute couture-eque looks Disney princesses would happily channel. And to give us the impression this couture collection was a Disney-approved one indeed, Elie Saab sent special models down the runway: little girls dressed up in matching miniature versions of the accompanying older models’ gowns, propagandizing the twinning, ‘mommy and me’ trend.

The child models’ dresses were all revisited with softer and more textured materials, resulting in unapologetically cute miniatures that surely left the public in awe. Elie Saab, who showed a great interest in fashion since a very young age, embraced this incredibly eclectic form of art by rummaging through his own mother’s clothes just to use them and reinvent for his sisters, who actually were his very first models.

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Yet to be confirmed by the designer himself, the Elie Saab Couture fall/winter 2016-2017 collection gives us the impression he wanted to share reminiscences form his childhood and late teenage years with us, as they surely had a huge impact on his life and function as the most instructive part of his educational background.

Aside from the little models, the Disney-inspired motif runs throughout the collection thanks to another recurring pattern too, namely Maleficent movie inspirations. Dark and imposing, most of the ethereal garments seem to have been inspired from the Goth couture of Maleficent, yet with different kinds of refinement. While Angelina Jolie’s notorious frock was embellished with fur appliqués and jewelry made of real teeth and bones, Elie Saab opted for more conventional crystals and gems to decorate the dresses, overwhelming the collection with cascades of exquisitely beaded patterns.

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Then, while he specifically chose to decorate the lighter frocks with loads of crystals, for the darker-toned proposals he opted for languid and mysterious hand-sewn floral embellishments.

Although translating such a current to its darker counterpart, this Elie Saab Couture line-up showcases what appear to be Gustav Klimt’s art nouveau decorative patterns, with pieces of glasses functioning as Symbolist decorative mosaics. While Gustav often used golden colors for his paintings, Saab focused on silver hues, depicting on some gowns what looks like Klimt’s cape in the painting ‘The Kiss’.

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Like Klimt, who died in 1918 and had a huge impact both on the society and on the artistic currents of the first decades of the XX century, Saab also seems to be eager to influence us, showing off what he is capable of.

Mermaid gowns, Charleston silhouettes and feather appliqués quickly transform the collection from the Disney fairytale world to the Roaring Twenties, and we couldn’t appreciate such eclecticism more!

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

Elie Saab Couture Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Collection

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LOUIS VUITTON FALL WINTER 2016 SERIES 5 AD CAMPAIGN FEATURING SELENA GOMEZ

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Looks like American singer/actress Selena Gomez couldn’t really keep her hands all to herself since she’s busy holding Louis Vuitton bags in the latest Fall/Winter 2016 Series 5 Ad Campaign of the said leading French luxury brand.

Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has posted the first photo of the campaign on his Instagram while the Hollywood star also shared a photo on her account too.

It’s no secret that the pop star has been one of the faces behind Louis Vuitton for quite some time now so it won’t come as a surprise for her to lead the brand’s newest campaign. For this particular campaign, Selena was seen wearing an oversized black fur hat and a leather jacket while carrying a Petite Malle bag in Monogram canvas.

Now let’s talk more about this particular bag. This bag was released not long ago so this is not a new bag but it’s making its grand reappearance for the said Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2016 Series 5 Ad Campaign.

The Petite Malle bag is inspired by Maison trunks, a perfect hybrid of Monogram canvas and classic hardware. It has a golden brass finishing, golden brass S-lock, magnetic closure and a removable shoulder strap.

This box of a beauty measures 7.1′ x 4.7′ x 1.6′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $5200 USD or €3750 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.

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22 Bags That Prove The Hobo Bag’s Comeback is Real

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Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

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Modernity at its purest with a sensual geometry is at the core of the newest Hervé Léger by Max Azria resort 2017 collection, which features both the French fashion house’s signature body-con and a few, super contemporary proposals that perfectly intertwine the label’s legacy with the hottest fashion trends of the moment.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

When Max Azria relaunched the Hervé Léger brand back in April 2007, everybody was concerned about the label’s history and influence upon the fashion industry, wondering whether it marked the end of the era or not. Luckily, Azria was well aware of Hervé Léger’s importance not only in the industry but in pop culture as well. The French designer’s signature bandage-like strips have wrapped the bodies of some of the most influential personalities in the world, letting the wearers overwhelm the red carpets with a strong wave of self confidence.

Inspired from this legacy, creative director Lubov Azria focused on harmoniously cut pieces of fabrics, whether in the form of bondage strips or pleats, and geometric patterns to create her newest holiday-ready collection. The entire emphasis is placed on the hourglass silhouettes that sinuously and elegantly hug the bodies and elongate the figures.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

The line-up’s color palette greatly helps the silhouettes to stand out even more, as Azria chose to counterbalance the grey, blue and overall cold-toned colors with the contrasting hems and warmer hues, such red and orange. What’s more intriguing, however, is the ample usage of nude colors, implemented either with shimmery strings of slightly darker-toned fabrics or with ombre patterns that keep up with the overall contrasting theme.

Such a contrasting theme is seen in the majority of silhouettes spotted in the collection, with the aforementioned sinuous hourglass designs giving enough room to explore the flared and peplum cuts as well. The many A-line and peplum shirts and skirts introduce another major theme exercised in the collection: the Nineties.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

Thanks to the strategic cut-outs at the shoulders and the Americana necklines with laced-up embellishments, the Herve Leger by Max Azria resort 2017 collection takes us back to one of the most sensual decades of all, when some of the most notorious Herve Leger frocks were shown off by celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford.

Last but not least, given the fact that this resort 2017 collection comes just in time for next spring’s warmest days, Azria didn’t forget to add some swimwear proposals as well. The laced-up details and body-con versions of the one-piece will surely make those who love Herve Leger classics rejoice.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2017 collection

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Gucci Garden Limited Edition Capsule Collection

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Following the success of Gucci’s first capsule collection with Net-A-Porter which saw the most desirable pieces selling out in less than a day, Gucci’s back with another limited edition capsule collection that will only be sold exclusively online viaGucci.com.

Simply known as the Gucci Garden collection (just take one quick look at the print and you’ll figure it out), the collection will only be available in countries where Gucci offers e-commerce, and in our part of the world that means Australia, Japan and Korea. Still, if you want something bad enough, I’m sure you’ll find a way, even if it means sucking up to an overseas colleague you’d rather not owe any favours to. But for the sake of Gucci, it’s worth it, right?

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Besides the Dionysus bag that will come in 3 sizes, there’s also a zip-around wallet, along with the shoes, one a sneaker, the other a pair of mules that come adorned with another Gucci signature, the Horsebit buckle. There will also be a selection of RTW, from a reversible zip-up bomber jacket in silk twill to skirts that come pleated in silk crêpe de chine. There are shorts, there are dresses, there’s even a cardigan, all essential wardrobe staples that will help you become the Alessandro Michele’s quintessential Gucci girl of today.

For more information on what’s available and their prices, do check out Gucci on 5 July 2015, but remember to act fast because it will probably all sell out pretty fast again.

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