Elie Saab Resort 2023 “Beyond Bond” Ready-to-Wear collection. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
There’s always something new Elie Saab presents every season. This time the story is about sparkles and inspired by trend launched so successfully by Donatella Versace. The play inside of the trend, not so usual for Elie Saab, interpretation of the yellow and green “toxic” colors is very successful. The fabulous oversized sweater-vest is the crown jewel of this collection. Let’s hope it’s not reversible.
And here’s the Elie Saab version of the monogram. Few pieces, dresses and pants suits are monogramming in the toxic yellow, green and blue. And it is another successful start of the explorer Elie Saab heading beyond.
This collection as always has 70 pieces, and half of them are classics of Elie Saab. He called this story “Bond Girl” or “Beyond Bond”. There’s a play with the words indicating daring nature of a woman. Every Bond Girl was spectacularly elegant, and at the same time she was always going beyond the bonds she has in her life. So the rest assure – the collection is a story about “dare”.
Press-release states: “Cunning, magnetic and self-assured, the Elie Saab woman is unafraid of taking action, of putting possibilities in motion. Her powerful and pronounced individuality comes alive in the Resort 2023 collection that borrows inspiration from the vital essence of the Bond Girl. With the captivating core of the bond girl, this collection is a dynamic embodiment of female strength and dare.”
Photo Courtesy: Elie Saab