Georges Hobeika Spring 2019 – SS19 collection Fashion Week
Georges Hobeika remains true to a romantic vision of Haute Couture; there is a softness and grace, alongside a lightness to even his biggest and grandest ball gowns.
This season the softest rose pink mousseline was draped into a liquid floor length evening dress, like pouring rose water. Rose pink sequins shimmered from deep to pale on a long soft draped back gown with a distinct Art Deco, thirties feel to it.
A stunning long floating overdress in apricot sorbet was shown with wide pants underneath, and the crystal dew like embroidery cascaded down the dress from an encrusted tiny empire bodice which grew into drapes across the shoulders. Pale spring sky blue, was used for a taffeta ball gown whose huge softly folded skirt wrapped at the front into a faux bow effect.
Scattered and winding across the surface, silvery leaves and tiny apricot coloured roses gave an eighteenth century feeling to the dress; Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss sprang to mind. An enormous black tulle and organza ball gown was fashioned from organza petals which wrapped and curled like the wings of a black swan, arching and enfolding the model.
Black also provided the background for the embroidery on a sweeping gown with a long curved train, the fronds of a weeping willow but in iridescent levees sparkling and tumbling across the surface was almost kinetic.
But perhaps the opening quiet look summed up the charm of Georges Hobieka’s creative vision; a three quarter length sleeved waist length top was edged with a braid created out of crystals and a trompe l’oeil necklace festooned the neckline.
This was paired with a ballerina length skirt formed entirely of layered, shaded, whisper pink organdie petals; the skirt swinging out ready to dance the night away.