Zuhair Murad Fall Winter 2023-2024 Ready-to-Wear Paris Fashion Week. Story by RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Zuhair Murad.
The captivating world of the circus tells the tale of bold and inspiring women, and life itself is a vividly colorful circus brimming with intricate details. Drawing inspiration from the magnificence and artistic allure of these two worlds, Zuhair Murad celebrates the Fall Winter 2023-2024 with his latest collection, resplendent with contrasting lines and kinetic energy. On the stage, the powerful female form exudes femininity, allure, and beauty, weaving together sensual and artistic imagery inspired by the “Nanas” sculptures of French-American artist Nikki de Saint Phalle.
This winter, unbridled vitality and boundless courage take center stage, as striking bold silhouettes command the spotlight and captivate every eye. The collection features a standout clown knot crafted from corduroy fabric and adorned with a metal strip, its curves flawlessly drawn. Velvet fabrics, shimmering like gemstones with diamond-like luster, are interspersed with Duchess ruffle styles in designs dedicated to the upper body, while pleated skirts grace the waistline.
Women metamorphose into snakes in python-effect tweed fabric with passion, using all-natural materials, while zebras and tigers are brought to life with fiery velvet and lace fabrics.
The body emerges triumphant, emphasized, suggested, and revealed. The play of transparency captivates the gaze as airy georgette dresses adorned with embroidered tulle create flights of vaporous ruffles. Unafraid to challenge convention, equestrians boldly venture forth in lamé jersey that elegantly drapes and shapes the hips.
Feminine curves radiate an exuberance and freedom of movement that is truly remarkable. The charm of trapeze artists blooms and is immortalized in a sinuous print, featuring vibrant colors against a black backdrop.
Sequins, crystals, and golden beads illuminate the cutouts and contours of the designs. Strawberry, emerald, iris, cornflower, and saffron, warm hues that steal the show, illuminate each step and ignite each pose.