When we first featured Krikor Jabotian back in April, the Lebanese couturier explained to us that following a stint with Elie Saab, he made the decision to craft his designs so that they revolved around embroideries. Here, he produced a couture collection titled “Amal” (a possible nod to the new Mrs. Clooney?) which will certainly enthrall his Gulf clients—whom he explained to us represent three quarters of his clientele, and are mainly based in Kuwait and Qatar, along with a few families in Saudi Arabia.
In a hue of blush pink, the first dresses (featured in the gallery above), feature extraordinarily detailed embroidery on silk that appears to be as translucent as a butterfly’s wings. Next, a bustier cocktail dress blooms as if speckled with hundreds of fluttering silk flowers. The collection then takes a turn, as an off-white floor-length dress with cape has flawless tailoring and features a center slit and a few sculptural flowers that embellish the collar. The neckline is once again a focus, as is an open back in a cream pantsuit look with train flowing from the waist. Another white, sleeveless column dress stuns as the model turns to reveal shoulder-to-floor “wings,” reminding us of the fleeting and ethereal eminence of beauty as a force of nature.
Photos by Tarek Moukaddem
By Caterina Minthe