The ORBIT FW19 collection tells the story of an imminent revolution that has been orbiting people’s minds for years, with no signs of breaking out.
Fighting our complacent nature, Yassmin Saleh invites us to rise up and bring about change in Lebanon and beyond.
Inspired by the Romantic Era, the collection evokes intense and often conflicting emotions; a combination of joy and sadness, fear and courage, anticipation and surprise.
Balancing opposing facets, the garments portray “Pre-Revolution” sentiments through clean cuts with imperfect detailing and the “Post-Revolution” era with deconstructed pieces, dramatic ombré effects and complex fabric manipulation.
A staple of the brand, the Tattoo Series is back – this time, carrying a message of hope. Displaying intricate drawings and powerful symbols, the tops illustrate real-life wishes from the people who dream of a brighter future for our country.
The FW19 Collection marries tough and delicate elements, creating a more sober but complex feel.
Characterized by a faded color palette, the collection carries some standout pieces dyed with a dramatic ombré effect.
A focus on craftsmanship lives through the brand’s previous and
current collections, demonstrated through its signature hand felted fabrics, hand embroidery, pleated textiles and meticulous stitching.
Remaining true to the brand’s conscious codes, modular fashion also takes center stage, with garments that can be worn and re-worn differently.
The collection sees an interesting mix of androgynous and feminine pieces, combining oversize tailoring, deconstructed garments, evening gowns, and outerwear. Each season, the brand showcases three main lines with different price points; Tattoo Series, Modern Luxury pieces, and Evening Gowns.
A signature of the Yassmin Saleh label, the Tattoo Series serves as a means to trigger meaningful conversations with the public.
Known for their see-through aesthetic, the Tattoo tops reflect the brand’s genuine commitment to the issues du jour.
This time around, we’ve crowd-sourced wishes from our very own followers and translated them into hand drawn illustrations that express their desires for a future, “post-revolution” Lebanon.
Carefully placed side by side, the drawings create a realistic
tattoo effect and beautifully represent what the collection stands for: hope, after the storm.
Among the wishes that were shared: “Stop the pollution,” “Stability & Independence,” “Fight for gender equality.”
Reveling in the repurposed, the brand focuses on deconstructing traditional shapes and turning them into modular pieces.
With Orbit, Yassmin Saleh revisits last season’s “Jeddo Pants” – a two-piece garment that gives wearers the possibility to couple modular pieces and create unconventional silhouettes.
The point of departure is a “low-waist corset” that can be worn independently or attached to trousers at the base through
Another modular piece is the Trench coat, which can be deconstructed and detached, turning it into a shorter, lighter version.
The label’s hand made signature felted fabric is composed of 100% natural fibers of mohair.
Created from scratch using a special technique that is unique to the brand, we control the fabric’s color, shape and thickness to create the desired effect.
The FW19 collection sees felted scarves, jackets, and reversible coats that are made with the fabric’s.
Each season, Yassmin Saleh designs a statement haute couture piece that embodies the spirit of the collection and the emotions it hopes to convey.
Created with fifteen meters of mousseline, the fabric of this collection’s dress is meticulously hand embroidered on tulle using a bubble-pleated technique.
The gown is then hand dyed to form a gradient ombré effect, representing the progressive evolution of a revolution that is slowly bubbling up.
The Orbit collection carries styling brooches, hand embroidered sleeves, statement earrings and mini clutches.
While luxury has always been associated with excess and indulgence, Yassmin Saleh is challenging the concept with a
conscious, modern lens.
Thanks to the functional accessories, the timeless garments can be continuously repurposed and reinvented, encouraging customers to ultimately buy less and wear more.