The Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection was a treat for the eyes! See the gallery of all the outfits, read our review and discover our favorite looks.
Review | Collection
The focus was on structure and volume this season at the house of Zuhair Murad. A powdery color palette includes snow white, pale red, dusty purple, baby blue, grey and sky blue. The silhouettes are all eveningwear – and structured – strapless evening gowns, tulip skirts, cocktail dresses, mini-dresses and peplum tops with pants. As one would expect from Zuhair Murad, floral embroidery and appliqué take up much of the surfaces. The shapes give femininity – long trains, sweetheart necklines, layered skirts, cinched waists, high slits, floaty robes.
The fabrics are as rich as the colors subtle – silk, lace and tulle are in abundance, sometimes with brocade, organza, silk gazar, crêpe de soie, guipure, silk chiffon.
Voluminous skirts are inspired by birdcages – architectural and rounded. The peplums are similar.
The models wear hair accessories that remind you of the previous few fashion shows from the house. This time it’s silvery leaves.
Other than the blue high-slit gown above, my favorite outfit from the show has to be the bridal gown:
Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2016 Couture Collection: Gallery
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Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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