The Lebanese designer, famous for his va-va-voom silhouettes and pastel palette, went in a darker direction on Saturday. Crowning the trend of black, Elie Saab experimented with eyelets this season.
The golden holes teemed over black pantsuits. The V-neck – another autumn trend – was also featured, first on floaty black silk gowns, and then as a scallop shape, which scooped out the torso with a beautiful Grecian gold hem. Shoulders were rounded or lopped off, in another nod to the season’s styles. But at times, this collection seemed to lack an overarching visual theme. – AP