Earlier this month Zuhair Murad presented his latest Fall/Winter 2013 Collection in Paris. Named the ‘Enchanted Forest’, the Haute Couture line consisted of iridescent little twigs embroidered on nude tulle dresses.
Zuhair Murad’s Couture creations take a minimum of 300 hours to produce, with some more elaborate designs taking over 1,000 hours of hand work His latest showcase featured luxurious fabrics such as silk chiffon and ostrich feathers were included along with intricate beading that appeared tattooed onto models skin. The designer admitted it is a certain type of customer who has the funds and opportunity to wear Couture, which starts at $5,000.
“They don’t see Couture as a gown or another item of clothing,” Zuhair admitted. “They choose it just as they would a piece of fine art. The Couture customer is a dedicated customer. They’ll always be fond of couture even if there are five couture designers, or just me.”
Each dress requires numerous private fittings to perfect the fit for the wearer, which Zuhair has previously said adds to the overall experience of Couture.
“For me it’s like a dream for a young woman so there is a lot of luxury touches on the dresses: satin, lace, chiffon, shiny fabrics and glittering embroidery, some sequins and crystals,” he explained. “She saw in her dreams she is in an enchanted forest with lighting from the moon and full of sparkling dresses. It’s her dream, because couture is a dream for me.”
Below is a selection of our favourite gowns from the ‘Enchanted Forest’ Collection or click here to see the full collection.
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