Inspired by the 60s, Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika’s couture fall/winter 2021-22 collection fuses a vintage, retro spirit with the flair of a 20th-century decade of recklessness. Read on for five things you must know about the minimally extravagant line.
The collection brings back the spirit of dressing up
As lockdowns ease around the world, the collection reflects haute couture’s power to induce the fantasy of a pre-pandemic “normal,” defined by a life of freedom and the spirit of dressing up.
The collection is named after the Mod movement of the sixties
Named ‘Mod’, collection draws inspiration from a movement which emerged in London in the early 1960s. The Modernists were an aspirational subculture of young men and women who dressed smartly and beautifully as a statement of rebellion against the austerity of their parent’s generation, helping define the average teenager. A host of silhouettes develop from this festive era, from coat to sheath, accompanied by harmonious lines and delicate details.
The collection incorporates a wintery color palette
The Maison’s Paris atelier tames precious fabrics illuminated by the soft lights of a winter sun, reminding us of the holiday season with hues such as muted yellows and frosty blues. Sophisticated embroideries compose patterns inspired by nature on waves of organza.
The collection combines Hobeika’s signature high couture leitmotifs with a fresh look
The emblematic signature of the fashion house is expressed by associations of feathers and sparkling crystals, but also by outfits shrouded in mystery and sobriety that carry a new glance on high couture.
The collection is dedicated to every woman in the world
The collection illustrates a dynamism allowing all variations, where it is between transparency or modesty, simplicity or sumptuousness, and modern or classic. Described as “a universal hymn to life, grace, and lightness,” the capsule is a tribute to all women of all generations.