Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall 2022-2023 “Hamsa, ever watching eye”. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
This is one of the most beautiful stories told at this Haute Couture fashion week in Paris. Zuhair Murad in every creation told a magic story about hamsa, tarot, horoscope, mystery of birth. Each and every pieces was embroidered or painted with one story.
Inspired by the ethereal art of Daria Hlazatova, Zuhair Murad engenders a collection in which cryptic and complex symbols prevail. Here immeasurable stars abound; elsewhere, myriad eyes, windows to the soul, draw benevolence and purity. A prominent place is reserved for the eye in a part of the collection, whether allowing moonlight to filter through silver embroidery, or centered on the fabrics, gathering its folds with absolute tenderness.
The signs of the Zodiac bestow an expansive astral theme onto long gowns, with Cancer, the astrological sign of the designer, manifesting on the front of a gown as a seal.
The snake, symbolizing health and vigor, boldly weaves its way to complete this monumental assortment which represents the sigil of protection.
And while the Tarot cards with all their mysteries and enigmas appear lost in geometric adornments, it is the Queen Sun that predominates all cosmic and astrological symbols and elements, illuminating in her grandeur the celestial gowns embellished with golden threads.
Amazing…. the Wedding gown was the crown jewel of this absolutely unique collection.
Photo Courtesy: Zuhair Murad