A river ran through Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2015 Couture collection, splashing everything in sight with icy pastels, crystal waterdrops, and glacial elegance. The designer embellished surfaces with glittering cabochons and traded between completely sheer and opaque fabrics. He also flaunted a lot of technique as he deftly finished gowns and frocks with lampshade capes, thigh-high slices, plunging necklines, ruffled decorations, and gorgeous, fluid skirts.
The show alternated between short and long hemlines, but the grace and ease of his elongated column gowns were more captivating than their shorter cousins. Nude gowns decorated with filigree, embroidery, and crystals were among the show’s best, especially a heart-stopping fitted number topped with a scalloped cape that fell over the arms like sleeves. Murad’s aloof, gorgeous creations were more “can’t touch this” than “can’t sit with us,” and with couture allotted to the loftiest women in society, you can bet Murad had some high-profile clients in mind with his extravagant collection.
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