Award seasons are back in full swing, and so is Haute Couture. We are ready to dream again and predict who will wear what. Georges Hobeika Aw22/23 Haute Couture is the Eternal Gift explodes like a butterfly breaking out of the cocoon.
ETERNAL GIFTS. AUTUMN-WINTER 2022-2023 Couture
Maison Georges Hobeika, for its Autumn-Winter 2022-2023 Couture collection, pens a love letter to planet Earth and humanity. In a decisive meeting of visions, this debut official collection by Co-Creative Directors Georges and Jad Hobeika also marks the opening of a new chapter for the storied Maison. Come bold or stay home.
Lovingly executed by the Mains Précieuses sewists in the House’s Beirut Atelier, with
each piece a painstakingly elaborate tribute to the rare gifts of Mother Nature, couture
savoir-faire blends with unbridled creativity to capture the wonders of the natural world,
from waterfalls to waves to the blazing sun.
Valiantly navigating a new world taking shape in front of our eyes, Maison’s women, in
this season’s bold Couture silhouettes embody the power of life and creativity through
beauty, colours and sparkles.
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The opening look — a pristine silver minidress adorned with spikes deployed around a
sparkling bodysuit calling for a new-age goddess — sets the tone for a collection spreading a message of self-expression. Combined with dramatic feathers and jewel-like sculptural formations of stones and crystal appliqués, the season’s palette flushes from Mediterranean blues to sunset tones of peachy orange, yellow, fuchsia and pink. Drawing the eye, a mesmerising pistachio shade is further enhanced by striking emerald and forest green accents.
Mirroring the natural world in a constant state of rebirth, the House’s Couture DNA is thrust into a futuristic realm through a range of innovative techniques, from meticulous
airbrushing to metallic feathers and spikes. The collection embodies all shapes and sizes. A new element in Haute Couture.
A Crystallized tulle bodysuit swathes the model’s figure, adding a dramatic appeal to the looks and exuding the mysterious streak of nature’s miraculous phenomena. I love the Cher-esque moment.
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Among the finishing touches, the House’s orchid emblem resurfaces on earrings and a
necklace of chunky crystals draws the eye to its mesmerising diamond-like sparkle. Couture dreams take flight, heightened by a heartfelt message of acceptance, liberty, and the freedom to express yourself.
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Photos: Georges Hobeika