The African landscape has long triggered fascination and thirst for discovery. This Elie Saab Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-To-Wear collection presents expedition-chic pieces that project both a free-spirited, independent personality, as well as graceful elegance, balancing the collection between adventure and luxury.
The collection features an array of styles to suit the ever-changing moods and activities the journey may entail. From crisp shirt-dresses and jackets, with utilitarian pockets and gold grommet styling, to more romantic jumpsuits and long flowy dresses embellished with signature beading and accentuated necklines. Every piece highlights the feminine silhouette, as well as a ladylike approach to adventure.
Throughout the collection, a play on volumes is apparent as lace and taffeta sleeves are puffed up, mousseline pleats and draped satin bring movement to long skirts and dresses, with crepe and organza adding touches of playful frilling.
With their long, yet light and waving in the wind cuts, capes and caftans feature in a colorful geometric print, inspired by both tribal art and the breath-taking views of the vast African plains. The overall color palette sees pale safari-inspired hues and earth tones mix seamlessly with stronger reds, blues, and yellows that come in as block-colored looks.