Elie Saab is never going to send athletic attire down his runway—not even in the sense of clothes for running errands and such. But an unmistakable sport influence fueled his Spring collection, adding a few new points of interest to his reliably glamorous formula.
As usual, Saab’s decorative flourishes and finery were informed by an overarching theme, this time titled “Dive Into the Deep Blue.” There were undulations of encrustations and hemlines that rippled like shorelines. The primary print suggested light reflecting off a koi pond. Lace inserts in blouses and slits in slinky twisted viscose cut the torso like fins. Still, there was more to this show than a life aquatic. Midway through, Saab sent out a grouping of dresses that are sure to make a splash on the red carpet.