By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Georges Hobeika
Paris, France – Georges Hobeika returns with a stunning collection to the great delight of women. Inspired by the work of Claude Monet, we see blossoms brought to life through the expressions granted to them by Hobeika.
Hobeika’s work with the many flowers in the collection is impressive. They are delicate and near lifelike. Many of the gowns feature ½ length sleeves. The couturier is covering the shoulders for the most part. A candy apple red silk is used. Small belts with stiff bows centered on the waist maintain the delicate balance between the fitted top portion of the dresses and the more voluminous bottoms.
Peacock blue is the supreme star of the palette. The shoulders of his long chiffon gown are showered with Swarovski elements. It is finished with a long, sweeping train. A full fishtails inhabit his pink champagne gone. It is worn with a pink sequinned and beaded 1/2 sleeved jacket with a Mao collar.
One of the most fabulous dresses in the collection is a sleeveless gown in white with large ballroom bottom. It is re-embroidered with lovely flower petals.
The couturier puts in several stunning looks with pants. One of them is set in a jumpsuit. It is finished with a long floor-sweeping cape.
At Georges Hobeika’s level, it would be completely remiss to not speak about his technique. Once upon a very long time ago, this writer recalls expressing concerns over the attention given to the shoulder work in his more structured pieces. That is a long time ago, and today he possesses masterful and flawless. That said one simply has to put the attention on the idea behind the work. If you know Monet’s work, then you know that Hobeika has created a masterpiece. And this is why this collection must be considered as one of the season’s best.