Picking up where he left off with his latest resort, Zuhair Murad delved deeper into his Spanish inspiration.
It came across in motifs taken from Alhambra tiles and wrought-iron banisters, used as prints, embroidered all over a dramatic crimson gown or climbing up the bodice of the chiffon gowns the designer is know for. Fluid silk trousers and camisoles took on a loungewear mien when trimmed in traditional Spanish lace that was also reinterpreted as translucent broderie anglaise blouses. Elsewhere, a trailing sleeve, popularized in English courts as a Spanish sleeve, fluttered on a cape gown.
A rainbow of bold sequins on a swishy halter-neck dress nodded to past seasons and announced an array of soft colors, inspired by painter Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, particularly his later luminist work, devoted to capturing light. Murad used the palette to great effect on voluminous skirts, and draped elements.
Daywear options included smart but memorable options, including skirts outlined with gold grommets, or fitted blazers. As ever, Murad addresses the need of a well-heeled clientèle who expect him to dress them from red-carpet moments to the concrete runways of daily life.