Lebanese couturier Georges Hobeika presented his spring/summer 2020 couture collection today in the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, situated at the top of the Chaillot hill in the Trocadéro. The space was transformed into a catwalk that evoked the charm of an exotic Mediterranean lifestyle from a bygone era.
Hobeika’s inspiration brought together some of the designer’s favorite stylistic moods and inspirations: the force of nature and the ecstasy of freedom and the philosophy of entertainment.
An ode to joy and freedom, the show opened with a large crochet black dress adorned with oversized yellow, orange and lilac flowers in moody sensual tones that resembled the colors of the sunset. From fitted crochet dresses in pink, yellow, blue aquamarine and orange, to a slightly bolder silhouette that paid homage to opulent curves similar to the waves of the sea, the collection persuaded us to the tropical and lively nights of the Italian Riviera.
Certainly, the standard razzle-dazzle expected was not to be forgotten as we witnessed an injection of metallic hues, highlighting exoticism with flowers, large fringed sleeves and shoulder pads dripping with decorative beading, fringing, and feathers in a kaleidoscopic color palette.
The most prominent accessory was in the oversized hat with fringes, visible in many warm colors, that drew inspiration from the umbrellas that little the vast beaches of the Italian coast.
In contrast to the playful, loud and somewhat eclectic vision was a surprisingly minimal hair and makeup look with a clean and feline eye and a somewhat distinguished glossy high ponytail.