April 14, 2015 12:00 AM | by Amira Azzouz
Flowers Get Artistic with Jean Louis Sabaji at Fashion Forward Season 5
Jean Louis Sabaji’s latest collection at the fifth season of Fashion Forward Dubai was titled Floriography (the language of flowers). Flowers come in various shapes and are quite different from one another and hence each one portrays a different message as well. Jean Louis Sabaji chose his gowns from pastels to vibrant, to highlight the soft and dark meaning of flowers.
I don’t believe that Jean Louis Sabaji designs while having every woman in mind, but rather a very specific kind who would highly appreciate wearing a piece of art. Some of Jean Louis Sabaji’s gowns had a very refined vibe to them, while others had more depth to them, as if you’re looking at a painting or even getting into the artist’s mind while he’s trying to capture a certain moment.
Even though Jean Louis Sabaji’s designs at Fashion Forward were quite controversial, they had a strong visible feminine vibe to them; flowers, sexy cuts, colors and of course fabrics. My favorite bit of the show was the invertible flower gowns, we’ve all seen gowns you can play around with or remove part of, but this idea in specific is very different and you could see everyone gasping at how beautiful the idea and execution were.
Jean Louis Sabaji’s collection, Floriography, was volumonious and inspired by the Victorian era. Lastly, let me tell you that there are usually two or three shows every season at Fashion Forward that attract a huge amount of fashion lovers and that everyone is talking about due to their dramatic nature, but I think it’s very safe to say, Jean Louis Sabaji made his way up there, for me moving forward he’ll definitely be one of the most anticipated shows.