ZUHAIR MURAD RESORT 2018 COLLECTION
Zuhair Murad perfects frills, flounces, and femininity for the latest Cruise collection.
July 5, 2017
The characteristic fairy tale element is still prominent but for Zuhair Murad Resort 2018 collection, it features a lighter touch.
With a pinstripe hourglass suit and a sprinkling of gold beads, the designer nods to ’40s surrealism, a theme that resurges elsewhere in jewel-inspired placed embroidery. A cinched dress in soft pink cotton eyelet with black trim at the waist and cuffs amps up the romance, while a trench with lace inserts on the sleeves and back provides that wardrobe basic with the designer’s signature femininity. Light cotton dresses with lace inserts give full-on seduction a welcome breather, yet flirty knit numbers with short pleated skirts and ruffle details stop short of innocent. Flowing castle-in-the-clouds prints on peasant blouses or short and long dresses would not look out of place in Ibiza or any other casual-chic resort destination. Neither, for that matter, would the midnight blue pajama ensemble with the star print.
True to form, Murad revisits the season’s fairyland motif in a fully sequined, royal blue gown with silver beading. It’s a showstopper all right. But all-out seduction can be a lot of work. The softer, flower-strewn pink dresses look younger, more grounded, and more of-the-moment.