September 12, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Georges Hobeika Couture
Paris, France – Georges Hobeika is in a good mood this season, and it clearly shows in his work. Though heavily embellished, his new Fall Winter 2016/17 couture collection is ripe with freshness.
In the new Georges Hobeika Couture collection, the recurring leitmotif is obviously the long, flat and slender micro-bow. Done in silk, each one is punctuated with a white silver crystal. We normally see a larger version of the bow appearing in the thin belts created by the couturier.
This season he has found a new use for the bows. In some of the most memorable gowns in this new work, they appear in the front of the off-the-shoulder ballroom gown in grey. However their preferred used comes in the form of the halter gown in powdery, baby blue. Here the bows are placed at the split on the gown and somehow seems to beautify the leg as they descend towards the ankles. The couturier also uses them to align the spine in another sumptuous creation.
Gold is going to be a vey important color in this collection. He employs geometrically cut silk folds in several very lovely looks. It is nice to see how these gowns are paired at times with bolero-inspired jackets that have been heavily beaded and/or embroidered.
This season Georges Hobeika may very well boast of having some of the most beautiful and richly done embroideries of the season. He uses sequins to compose embroideries in the form of floral medleys. Thanks to them and their vivid colors, nature will live on throughout the cold of the winter months.
And finally one would be remiss to not mention the lovely capes that are created for the matching gowns, the jumpsuit in silk crepe and event the dresses with the fishtail-bottom inspirations ! They all work closely together to create a harmonious picture for the season.