This season, the Zuhair Murad woman delves into 1950s America. Upon arrival, she adopts a pin-up inspired attire, but does so in a cliché free-manner: she is both sensual and powerful. Inspired by the subcultures of the time, Tiki Modern and Polynesian Pop, she explores imaginary tropics, somewhere between Hawaii and Polynesia.
Prints inspired by Tapa clothes – graphic motifs on barks— come embroided or in jacquard. Sketches of tribal tattoos outline the silhouette. The multicolored, monochrome lacework is geometrical, stripy, and twisted.
Laser-cut designs are inspired by totems; flowers evolve into abstract, organic motifs on allover prints.
The textures range from pleated moiré skirts, to belted skin-thin tunics, deconstructed blazers adorned with lace, tops with muslin tears of ruffles, airy capes to be knotted around the shoulders.
The shades, ranging from rainy grey to misty jade or North Atlantic blue, bring to life the juxtaposition between modernity and sensuality.
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