Zuhair Murad

Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2011

I can't believe I waited this long to do a feature on Zuhair Murad. When it comes to opulent evening gowns, Lebanese designers rule the runway. For his Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, Murad was inspired by the beauty of the African desert - sand dunes of the Sahara, cool blue oases and rich Egyptian gold. Brought together by luxurious fabrics, intricate details and excellent craftsmanship; the Hymne au Desert Collection is an outstanding one.

The mini dress goes from strapless to long-sleeves, coloured in golden sand, desert night sky and aquamarine. It is glamorized with exquisite beading and sequin trimmed sandals.

Goddess Gowns with mermaid silhouettes are scattered with gold leafing, paillettes, fringing and elaborate beadwork.

Fluid chiffon gowns in cool tones of sea green, aqua and yellow are decorated with gold embroidered motifs.

White togas, sprays of gold sequins, menat necklaces, metallic belts and wedding gowns fit for a desert queen.


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