Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2016 Paris Haute Couture Week
For this summer, Zuhair Murad will be confining the stately silhouettes of his muses in gilded, sun-kissed cages, radiant filters though whose prism femininity is freed of all trace of sentimentality, more fulfilled than ever and in perfect form to wield its power of seduction. Panniers galore in jaunty horsehair will walk in a flowering of artfully rounded volumes suggestive of virtuoso birdcages: structured curves of crinolines, basques, and whalebone forming ethereal cage bars anddazzling, delicately flowing openwork. Untrammeled refinement comes in a series of sexy, bouffant minidresses, über-chic tulip skirts, and architectural, show-stopping evening wear with glamorous red carpet trains. Charming arbours and bowers of bliss form a blaze of ornament, embroidery spreading its ravishingly tendrils over and ecstasy of decorative metal - all loosely enfolding a silhouette upstandingly wreathed in gracious shades of rosewood and raw silk, lavender and celadon, glittering ash, crystal white, or vibrant vermillion.
A revelry of plunging backs and necklines in spellbound asymmetry, amplified by abundance of flaring and divine transparency exposes the beguiling enchantment of liberation, where fabric or its absence ( a profusion of tulle, organza, silk gazar, crêpe de soie, lace, brocade, guipure, silk chiffon, and more) frames gossamer sensuality. And so to the grand finale, in the guise of an apotheosis: behold the bridal gown, a sumptuous vision the ecstatic focus of every gaze in a luxuriant alliance of queenly carriage and regal train.