Francoise Hardy’s eyeliner, Marianne Faithfull’s long bangs or Brigitte Bardot’s baby doll dresses in ‘Belle du Jour;’ for AW17, the Zuhair Murad House drew its inspiration from Sixties femininity and style.
A sense of youth and freedom swept over the pieces, giving the collection a contemporary and graphic twist. The colour palette of the collection included white, black, deep red and antique pink, with pops of yellow and blue; featuring angora pullovers, belted fur coats and mini-dresses styled with tights and heeled ankle boots.
An ensemble composed of a tweed waistcoat and matching shorts was paired with a pussy bow blouse. A tartan suit embellished with delicate ruffles was combined with wide pleated trousers and high heeled Mary-Jane sandals, infusing sensuality into the heart of the menswear inspired pieces. A macramé mini dress was adorned with sequins, elevating a simple design to an outfit that could be worn both as day and evening wear.
Zuhair Murad played with the theme in a luxurious and easy manner, but as has come to be expected from Murad, his main strength lay in the final pieces of embellished and feathered eveningwear fit for the red carpet.