Paris Editor Gabriela Billini
Paris Editor Gabriela Billini
Gabriela is a non-native New Yorker who travels the world to understand why people wear what they wear and how. She is an independent fashion reporter, trend chaser, and self-proclaimed beatnik.

Georges Hobeika Spring Summer 2018: Paris Fashion Week

Georges Hobeika Paris Fashion Week FW18

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Georges Hobeika’s couture collection had resounding vibes of a marvelous golden era, of peak Grecian times. To deliver said message, the designer leveraged the luxury that fabrics like chiffon and silk charmeuse to demonstrate the lightness, purity and delicacy that comes with such a look. The stunning gowns were beautifully created in cascading fabrics ready for the coast of the Aegean Sea, whose colors are well integrated in the collection at large.

 
Georges Hobeika: Paris FFW18

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Definitely a noticeable contrast, the sheer, elegant fabrics contrasted with the heavy stones, embroidery and jewelry which adorned the looks and models. Quite elegantly, in this fashion, the designer mixed the delicate with the decadent.

The patterns and arrangements in which the crystals were placed had a pretty wide range, leading me to believe that he missed grounding each dimension of the collection. It signaling a bit of a weakened vision in this perspective of detail.

To live the vision of the Hobeika woman requires a certain aloofness and elegance — more like Elvira in Scarface. She screams seduction and purity while standing overpoweringly sexy.

The models paraded these luxurious looks while also being overly decked out in jewels from dress to knuckles and ankles. The collection featured quite exciting footwear – seemingly leg stockings with matching encrusted designs to the corresponding dress. I will admit, quite frankly, that it would be a bit too much to wear with the designs. For the show, however, more is more in couture.

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