Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2016 Couture Collection

Inspired by Victorian fashion and dazzling crinolines, Zuhair Murad’s spring/summer 2016 couture gowns evoke the romance of bygone eras!


Zuhair Murad is one of the world’s most loved masters of bridal fashion and his couture shows are always spectacles which end with one show-stopping couture wedding gown. From sexy short frocks to floor-sweeping ball gowns, he used crinoline petticoats to add volume to the gowns and tight corsets to accentuate the waist. These structures were visible through thin layers of soft tulle adorned with floral appliques and often accessorised with a bold metallic belt. It is definitely a modern take on Victorian fashion, and perhaps an interesting idea for a wedding gown if you are a bride ready to break the rules.


For us, the key piece of the collection was, of course, the flamboyant wedding gown that closed the show (gown far right as pictured above). With its incredible embroidery, a 13-foot train and embellished veil, it is a fairy-tale gown for a princess marrying her prince charming! It took a month for 30 embroiderers to adorn meters and meters of fabric, and the designer himself said that this dress isn’t created for an ordinary wedding but for “Thousand and One Nights”. We couldn’t agree more! Yet again, the corset and the petticoat were noticeable under transparent layers of embroidered fabrics, and we see the new bridal trend emerging.


Other wedding-worthy looks from the collection include embellished ball gowns and crinoline dresses that are short in the front and feature a long train at the back. We loved the lush 3D blossoms cascading down the flamboyant evening gowns. Apart from whites and ivories, the colour palette for the collection featured pastels such as blush pink, sky blue, mint green, soft yellow and lilac, and there was even a range of dresses in coral red.


Even the make-up and accessories were inspirational too! Embellished silver belts were paired with metallic floral headpieces which we think is a gorgeous alternative to a floral crown. The make-up included smoky eyes and glowing pink lips while the hair was straightened, sleek and parted at the centre.

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