Paris Couture: Zuhair Murad
Couture is about craft and no one does it better than Zuhair Murad. He is a brilliant designer in general but something about his couture collections that tend to speak to my soul. Although they say that the past needs to be left in the past that does not apply to fashion, we revisit the past as much as we can and that is exactly what Murad did. He got inspiration from the panier skirts that were very popular under Queen Elizabeth I.
Every single look from the collection was red carpet worthy. There were embroidered in “precious tattoos” like ivy, creeping florals and many kinds of lace; organza, satin, sequins and silver beads. He closed the show on a fairy tale note with a breathtaking bridal 13-foot train gown. The gown apparently required two shifts of 30 embroiderers with each one talking one solid month to complete. Time well invested because the whole collection was just flawless. I loved the masculine touch to most of the looks.