Runway Report: Elie Saab SS19

What’s not to like about an Elie Saab collection? The designer’s winning formula of super-chic separates, effortless day-to-night outfits and beach-ready basics were all there and this season was perfectly tailored to a European summer. Think luxurious getaways to Capri, Corsica or indeed the Amalfi coast, preferably by boat, and preferably exploring all of them, thus needing the wardrobe to accommodate.

The Mediterranean inspired shapes and hues, a lace ankle length, camisole top dress had more than a little ‘senorita’ about it, while panelled designs incorporated bold stripes of Sicilian lemon, azure blue and sunset orange.
As with many collections shown this season, a fusion of 50s, 60s and 70s shapes were there, from headscarves and oversized sunglasses to full skirts, cinched at the waist with thin leather belts. A white pair of flares was teamed with a pussy bow blouse with wide bell sleeves.
Tailoring was a strong point, amongst the typical, covetable line of frocks. We loved a pair of navy wide-leg pants teamed with a white blouse, complete with a long scarf, giving a cape-like feel. This was the perfect summary for Saab – a look that takes you straight from office desk to rooftop bar – easy, breezy but oh-so-chic.

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