Done in black and white with a gorgeous white old-timer in the background, Zuhair Murad’s campaign for bridal spring 2019 collection oozes with romance and nostalgia. Known as the master of opulence in high fashion, he once again stunned us with his decadent embellishments which were inspired by the glamorous thirties. Corded lace, crystal appliques, feathers and 3D floral appliques were scattered all over the ethereal bridal fabrics.
He pondered upon the ornate Art Deco designs and the impressive Chrysler building in New York, taking us back to one of the most exciting eras in the history of fashion. The geometric ornaments were undoubtedly inspired by the roaring 1930’s and accentuated both flamboyant ball gowns and sexier, slinkier dresses. And for all the incurable romantics, he created jaw-dropping floral gowns bedecked with divine three-dimensional appliques or layered with intricate floral laces.
Just like most of Zuhair Murad’s recent bridal collections, this one also featured a number of transformable two-in-one looks. Brides-to-be who love having a dramatic, voluminous ball gown and a perfectly fitted skirt packed in the same outfit will adore his removable princess overlays. The novelty was the glitzy, over-the-top, short and long capes embellished with feathers and crystals. It is fashionable to wear them instead of veils and classic bridal jackets! But if you prefer a more traditional look, there are also dresses complemented with long, extravagant veils featuring embellishments that are mimicking patterns on the gowns.
We loved the trendy off-the-shoulder sleeves, plunging necklines and trompe l'oeil details which make embroidered and beaded fabrics seem like a second skin. The silhouettes were perfectly shaped to hug the body which made the embellishments seem even more luxurious.
One of our favourite pieces was the opulent A-line gown with a sleeveless floral bodice and a big white bow at the waistline. This dress suits different body shapes and comes with a veil featuring the same floral embellishments. We also loved the wedding dresses with nostalgic Art Deco-inspired beading, especially the column gown topped with a floor-sweeping cape and the princess-style dress with illusion sleeves matched with a simple, very thin tulle veil.
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