Jean-Louis Sabaji Haute Couture: The embroidery is masterly, giving center stage to mythical beasts and celestial beings

For Summer 2018, maverick newcomer Jean-Louis Sabaji offers a hybrid of mythology and artistry.
Jean-Louis, named after the great Scherrer, conveys the traditions he inherited with his own sensitivity for bold glamour, interpreting classical couture with an outlook all together contemporary.

Many of the petites mains he relies on today have been at the Sabaji ateliers long before Jean-Louis was born; savoir-faire invaluable and irreplaceable.

Slinky black shimmer lurex crêpe gown lavishly illustrated with the Babylonian Phoenix in hand-cut and lacquered mother-of-pearl, 3D silk and metallic threadwork, crystals and macro sequins.

The ‘Queen of Justice’ aka the ‘Mary JB’ dress perfectly tailored in black and white silk crêpe with ombré handcrafted 3D plumes emerging at the centre back and soaring asymmetrically around the torso.

 White silk crêpe dress with built-in gloves and dramatic overskirt overflowing with layered 3D handcrafted plumes in crêpe and crin.

Black tailored blazer in silk scuba with armour sleeve in laser-cut plumes and a silk tulle skirt swarming with Mesopotamian mythological creatures.

Strapless white silk crêpe gown with dramatic breakout mermaid tail in rippling silk organza adorned with mermaid scales in 3D raffia threadwork, pearls and crystals.