Thursday 27 March 2014

Dark Opulence by ELIE SAAB Fall/Winter 2014/15 RTW

The Light Of Now - There is romance in the darkness - silk printed with shadowy, wilting blooms. Black and blush pink rising triumphantly from forest green and wine tones. A series of 1950s and 60s inspired silhouettes are infused with movement, ease and opulence for th ELIE SAAB Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2014/15 Collection.

Totally not to miss! ELIE SAAB F/W '14/15 RTW runway show at the end of this post. 

                                                                                                                      LoL, Andrea

Inspiration ...
"The iconic 'Color Field' paintings of American painter Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) were the starting point for the collection, Dark Opulence, with their hues that fade into one another in magnetic associations"
The colors themselves are the figurative focus of Rothko’s works, as his rich chromatic fields evoke emotions by their many layered dimension; it is not exactly clear where one color begins and where another ends, before fading into black. The mysterious boundary between volume, color and texture is equally elusive in the collection: a dégradé shade upon a gold-framed mink clutch, a black fox coat fading into mineral green, or the waist of a cocktail dress pronounced in a gradient from black to pale rose. In a final touch, Rothko’s signature blocks of multi-dimensional color are sublimated as long, rectilinear crystal pendants, as centrepieces of cinched belts, and in the jewel-toned adornment of handbags in exotic leather. They altogether articulate a new vocabulary of ELIE SAAB accessories that speaks in the tone of the season, a shaded opulence that finds vivid illumination in the dimensions and the details.

Mark Rothko No. 12 (Black on Dark Sienna on Purple), 1960


Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: The House of ELIE SAAB

More To Love ...

From a bombed-out beach to somewhere over the rainbow in less than six months. Since his last turn for LOUIS VUITTON on theNew York runway in September, Marc Jacobs has left his post as creative director of Louis Vuitton, a job he held for a decade and a half (discover my post 'A Moody Spring by LOUIS VUITTON' S/S '14 campaign and collection). He's a full-time Manhattanite again, with a possible future IPO in his sights.

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