Sandra Mansour unveiled her Fall 2018 collection during Paris Fashion Week, and trust us when we say— you’ll want it all. For the offering, entitled “Auroral Savanna” the Lebanese designer drew inspiration from the works of French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso, who is known for weaving science, mythology, and the supernatural in his paintings. “We tried to interwine two very absurd elements, the dry and aired savanna with the colorful and electrifying auroras,” says Mansour to Vogue Arabia of the collection.
Despite the “dry and aired” qualities of the Savanna, the made-in-Beirut” range of daytime and evening wear is pulsating with bright colors and prints, and feminine textures such as silk, lace, tulle, and embroidery. “We used a lot of velvet on silk and we stuck to our play on fabric, through the layering of tulle,” the designer reveals. Meanwhile, the ’80’s shoulders and transparent, barely-there finish that punctuate the collection are all on-trend for the Fall 2018 season.
Mansour, a fine art graduate who designed embroidery patterns for Elie Saab before establishing her namesake label in 2010, incorporated her signature hand-drawn motifs into the collection. Elements including flowers, wild life, and a heart split into two provided a personal touch. We have no doubts that the collection will costume women from Beirut and beyond come fall.
Click through the gallery ahead to see the Sandra Mansour Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection.