ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING 2020 BRIDAL COLLECTION

ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING 2020 BRIDAL COLLECTION

Even the most contemporary bride can find value in tradition as Zuhair Murad creates a collection with a Spanish flair.

April 19, 2019

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For the Zuhair Murad Spring 2020 Bridal collection, the Lebanese designer looked to Spanish weddings, matadors, and flamenco dancers for inspiration.

His signature couture details told stories of Iberian culture: The elaborate beading and embroidery was based on the ornate embellishments of a bullfighter’s suit, and the needlework on a few dresses revealed outlines of tiny fans. Dramatic capes, a signature of Murad’s, seemed inspired by a torero’s uniform, while cathedral-length mantillas and headbands festooned with oversize flowers might just set a trend for bridal veils and headpieces.

For the bride who wants a statement-making gown without a lot of embroidery, there was a long-sleeved dress that combined pieced lace, Swiss-dotted tulle, and a pleated ruffle trim. Another playful look was Murad’s V-neck tiered A-line gown scattered with minuscule sequined flowers topped with a feather-trimmed cape. A hand-painted ballgown with abstract floral brushstrokes—a newer technique for Murad and the bridal market in general—exuded sophistication with a sense of whimsy.

Two-in-one looks, like an embroidered column dress with a detachable overskirt, were a wink to the Spanish tradition of celebrating.

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