Zuhair Murad has a power. The power to transport us to a fantasy world where fabrics gain a life of their own and are able to tell us any story, just by seeing the pieces in which they became
For this collection, the starting point was a tribute to the culture of Native Americans. The geometric patterns, engravings and embroideries, evoke the craftsmanship of various tribes of which the Sioux, Iroquois and Navajos are included.
The infinite V necklines, with beads and fringes, are cut in a triangle and snug. The tunics are frequent, sometimes with bold frontal cuts and multiple thicknesses, sometimes without structure, pierced and combined with a layer, or worn with matching cigarette pants.
A Peplum jacket is heated with feathers and a muslin skirt; a minimalist jacket naturally combines with embroidered leggings.
All these pieces are part of the world inspired by this culture, embroidered with Indian headdresses and arrows or an organza creation with bright cactus paintings and llamas are part of this cultural feast.
The classic transparencies also come out to play with a juxtaposition of lace and macramé, as well as in triangular cuts that allow the skin to illuminate the dress.
The feathers and headdresses dress the hair with a natural breath, and the materials – the tulle, the silk, the brocade and the jacquard – face the opacity and the lightness, for a hidden result of the spectacle of the most sensual. The palette evokes the symbolism in Amerindian art: white, the representation of purity and peace; red, a reminder of fire, gold, like the sun, black for the night, brown as the nutritious earth.
And most expected, the wedding dress, the final and spectacular model, promises a timeless but updated romance.
Spiritual, out of this time, this collection tells a femininity with an organic and rigorous sensitivity.