2020 has been a one-of-a-kind year for Lebanese designer Elie Saab. He started the year off with his spring-summer 2020 Haute Couture runway show in Paris, followed by his women’s autumn-winter 2020 ready-to-wear runway show a month later. Then the pandemic hit the world and hit his native Lebanon hard. And, on August 4th the city of Beirut had an explosion that left the country numb, while Saab has had to deal with damage to his atelier.
However, with all of this, the fifty-six-year-old fashion designer has managed to put one foot ahead of the other and do what he does best- create beautiful fashion designs. In September, he unveiled his autumn-winter 2020-21 Haute Couture collection digitally. And, through digital medium again, he just launched his new spring-summer 2021 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Saab isn’t slowing down as he has just unveiled the Elie Saab Bridal 2021 collection, themed ‘Radiant Muse.’
Women around the world have chosen to wear Elie Saab on their wedding day from actress Rose Leslie and Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. Knowing how much a woman’s big day means to her, Saab continues to design elegant and whimsical collections for women on their wedding day.
In this bridal collection, Saab has managed to pull out the romantic femininity that naturally lies within a woman, as well as within the DNA of his Couture House. He tells sartorial stories through timeless silhouettes of elegant details that introduces a timeless and classic bride to her guests. His bridal gowns express confidence in this romantic femininity, where he’s able to draw out from first sketch to the final stitch, a beautiful bride as she walks down the aisle.
The 2021 bridal collection is reminiscent of a green garden with white flowers. The bride who wears these gowns is not only graceful and elegant, but poised and glowing like the flowers in this garden. Saab’s use of embroidered tulle in the collection that flows, along with silk thread and pearls plays on this contemporary femininity. Chantilly lace, organza, floral appliques, chiffon leaves and petals make up the bodices of the gowns in this collection. His use of structured necklines and sequins add volume and shape.
There’s something for every woman’s sense of style in the collection. By softening the mermaid style of gown with a revealing back, Saab has created a classy yet seductive look. An asymmetrical mini look with an overskirt is for the woman that’s more daring. The draped strapless ballgown is made with tailored taffeta, featuring an off-the-shoulder detachable pleated bolero and maxi detachable bow on the back.
Women love choice and a bride loves choices when picking out her big day gown. The Elie Saab Bridal 2021 collection gives a bride the distinct opportunity to radiate as she has the opportunity to choose the gown that best suits her personality and style.