Filled with dreamlike princess gowns, the newest Zuhair Murad fall 2017 bridal collection is one of Murad’s most elaborate lineups, with cascades of gemstones and crystals enhancing each one of the silhouettes.
To capture his Zuhair Murad fall 2017 bridal collection in its entirety, the fashion designer asked Leticia Guedes to model the lineup’s lookbook, which got captured by Canadian-Lebanese photographer Rabee Younes. Zuhair Murad often enlists Younes as his lookbooks’ photographer, and just by looking at this specific bridal lookbook, it is not that hard to understand why.
Both Guedes and Younes worked together to perfectly recreate the Zuhair Murad fall 2017 bridal collection’s theme, which was the idea of finding simplicity “despite the intricacy of the work”.
Although almost all of the proposals feature exquisitely beaded fabrics, rich floral embroideries and oversized ruffles aplenty, each of the staples couldn’t be described as too extravagant or flamboyant, as Murad’s simplicity lies within the figures, regardless of the adornments used.
Packed with an incredible amount of sheer fabrics and appliqués, the Zuhair Murad fall 2017 bridal collection’s references are, in fact, both close to the boho-chic style, as well as to the classic “Hollywood diva” one, with glamorous mermaid figures alternating the fairytale-like flared ones. It is thus easily possible to find both traditional classics and more risqué wedding dresses in the lineup, as Zuhair Murad played with plunging V-necklines that show a lot of skin, as well as with pieces that definitely cover up more.
The overall style is, however, incredibly dramatic, with structured ruffles and sculpted bodices that inevitably make everything extremely close to haute couture.
Overskirts, sparkling capes, free-flowing trains and high-neck collars got filtered through Murad’s artisanal lens, which always manages to combine effortlessly chic figures (such as mermaid silhouettes) with more contemporary patterns (like sleek fabrics).
Compared to the previous Zuhair Murad spring 2017 bridal collection, which was equally beyond gorgeous as well, this fall 2017 lineup is more textured, heavier in styles as well as designs, although this one does not compromise the timeless aesthetics of the proposals, or their dreamlike allures.
As for the best part of the Zuhair Murad bridal fall 2017 collection, the convertible gowns surely are the best option for all those brides who could not wait to take off their voluminous layers and find themselves wearing something lighter, which would make it much easier to dance the night away!
Photos courtesy of Zuhair Murad