Fashion Forward Dubai: Jean Louis Sabaji

Jean Louis Sabaji - Runway - Fashion Forward Dubai April 2014DUBAI, Apr 11, 2014/ — Jean Louis Sabaji’s collection takes inspiration from nature. JLS transforms his gowns into a garden of exquisite and unique blooms, a magical fusion of flowers and insects.

Spring is a time of renewal, youth and vibrant new life is outlined in this collection by the blossoming of a valley flushed with colours and silky textures. Handcrafted techniques are used to imitate the foliage of a garden.

Colours are taken from Mother Nature expressed throughout a gradation from raspberry to light pink, yellow to orange, white to beige. There is an interaction of all elements from the smallest insects to the rarest flowers.

Branches are braided on the dresses from one side, and blooming into flowers on the other side. Fabrics are light as petals, garnished with 3D flowers, insects and fruits creating a sense of movement, echoed in the swinging volumes of the gowns.

Photos by Ian Gavan and Stuart Wilson, courtesy of Fashion Forwad Dubai