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
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.