Lebanese born, Paris based fashion designer Elie Saab is a new addition to The Rug Company’s design roster. His interest in dressmaking started at the young age of 9 when he made clothes for his sisters, and then as an adolescent he sold his creations to the women in his neighbourhood. At the age of 18, he opened his own couture atelier in Beirut with 12 employees and his reputation spread rapidly outside Lebanon's borders to the international fashion world.
Known for his ethereal and whimsical designs and his commitment to craftsmanship, Elie Saab is the master of delicate detailing. With his dedication to couture combined with high octane glamour, it is no surprise that his clothes are worn and coveted by some of the world’s most influential women. His creations are a favourite on the red carpet, their femininity and form combined with painstaking quality perfectly imbuing all the elements of the modern ball gown.
The design direction for this collection has developed from themes that recur within his work: lace, florals, texture and abstraction. A refreshing approach to rug design that differs from any other fashion collaboration we have done.