Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways
Models wear creations for Elie Saab’s Spring-Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris. (AP)
Updated 01 October 2017

Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

PARIS: Amazonian color and exaggerated silhouettes reigned at Paris Fashion Week shows, as actresses Abbie Cornish and Emily Robinson joined it-girl Olivia Palermo on the coveted front row seats.
Here are the highlights of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections on Saturday.

Elie Saab’s Amazon fever
Elie Saab always adds a little bite to his creations — and this season, the Lebanese designer evoked the verdant Amazon — in all its danger, wildness and tropical vivacity. Saab used the vivid colors of the forest to show off his daring designs.
Saturday’s flesh-baring collection opened with a frayed mini-dress in python with a dangerously plunging neckline. The python motif morphed into a floor-length Charlie’s Angels dress with diaphanous neck scarf and giant, retro circular shades. That established a 70s-theme that infused much of the 61-look collection.
Foliage and leaf shapes made up the bodice of one beautiful dark green cinched-waisted gown, with a sheer silk skirt frayed to look like creeper tendrils.
A Cerulean blue peaked-shoulder tuxedo mirrored the shards of blue sky in between trees, and a loose safari jacket in blinding Cadmium yellow evoked the sun.