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PFW Spring 2014: Elie Saab's colourful, garden-inspired collection

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PFW Spring 2014: Elie Saab's colourful, garden-inspired collection

elie-saab-spring-fashion-9744A taste of what was to come at Elie Saab Spring 2014. All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

As I settled into the greenhouse, I mean fashion tent, for Elie Saab's Spring 2014 show I thought it most apt that a garden was the inspiration for his latest collection. It was a hot house in there! I was practically sitting in a wind tunnel created by the sheer number of over-heated guests frantically fanning their faces. When I last spoke with the Lebanon-born designer for his 2013 collection, he told me that his muse was a "Modern Heiress who was entrepreneurial, philanthropic and engaged in the world." By the looks of it, his new muse is spending more of her time sipping bubbles at tony garden parties than lobbying for social change. The flower-inspired colour palette came in camellia white, eglantine rose, bougainvillea pink and verdant fresh green. Fabrics were signature Saab— chantilly lace and crepe—and the silhouettes were classically romantic and lady-like. Polished and posh: just what you'd expect from the red carpet master. Click through to see more pics from PFW Spring 2014... Collection reel... Here are my top 7 looks from Elie Saab's Spring 2014 collection.

elie-saab-spring-fashion-9844Look #4: Pretty in pink was the star colour of Saab's spring presentation. elie-saab-spring-fashion-0352Look #23: A dress of blooming florals in a rich aqua hue. elie-saab-spring-fashion-9896Look #24: Lace + evening wear = sartorial joy. elie-saab-spring-fashion-846Look #27: A garden of fresh fabric flowers grows from the hem of this short dress. elie-saab-spring-fashion-41778Look #42: A black dress with white and coloured florals. (Garden by night?) elie-saab-spring-fashion-9864Look #47: A more grown up, form-fitting pantsuit with daring lace sleeves. elie-saab-spring-fashion-7411Look #57: We think this all black lace dress is a perfect fit for the pyjama dressing trend.

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