Zuhair Murad couldn’t make it to Paris for Fashion Week, so his fall presentation was a quiet showroom affair. However, traveling was very much on his mind, and the collection was inspired by wanderlust and a bohemian nomadic flair.
Glamorous eveningwear is always at the core of Murad’s collections, and he offered plenty of resplendent options here. Prints and embroideries had a touch of the exotic; rendered in geometric motifs in a vivid palette, they brightened a flowy black chiffon caftan worn over palazzo pants, or trimmed a cashmere cape, which looked chic paired with a matching wrap skirt.
Dramatic long evening dresses in black chiffon were speckled with gold fil coupé, with plays of flowy, high-slit plissé panels enhancing the sense of movement; sexy see-through numbers were patchworked with elaborate lace and macramé intarsia, trimmed with feathers and bejeweled with crystals. The dark palette of blacks and midnight blues was brightened by sumptuous tones of cobalt, coral, and emerald.