Paris Couture Week 2015: Zuhair Murad

Paris Couture Week 2015: Zuhair Murad

Paris Couture Week 2015: Zuhair Murad

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Couture is two things, grand and magical. When Zuhair Murad is the couturier in question, it is lavishly sequined, tattoo beaded and fantasy filled. As expected, his collection was complete with the metallic accents, layers and prints.

However, the inspiration for this year came from geometric patterns which found its way through to Art Deco, thereby creating a play on his signature sheer looks in the form of beading and heavy embroidery. Though couture requires maximalism in terms of its style and outlook, Murad is known for his restraint minimalism which makes his designs a sure-to-spot red carpet entry. The prism motifs architecturally placed over angular bustlines with accentuating belts made for classic cocktail silhouettes.

The designer showed several outfits in monochrome pairings which showcased his versatility. Centre thigh-high cuts to those structurally placed on the side, the designer created gowns, short numbers, skater skirts paired with bomber jackets as well as pant suits with geometric motifs. With contemporary couture there was also some traditional signature which transcended the palette from black and white to silver, royal blues, beige, crimson and maroon.

Few of the pieces had organic waves that cinched the waist or hugged the curves was cleverly meshed with graphically printed chiffon adding a neo-futurist edge to his collection. His collection wasn’t all over the top in spite of the sequin and sheer outplay. The wave of simplicity came through via fine layers in chiffon and satin apart from the cinched belts.

The transition in evening wear from classic black and white ball gown to cocktail dresses then jaw-dropping instagram definites, the runway showed off distinctive flavor of modern indulgences. From last year’s Victorian meets gothic glam to this year’s subtle hand beading in geometric silhouettes, Zuhair Murad has yet again created a labour of love, one that has won our vote, yet again, and again, and again.


Text: Shweta Ganesh