"I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has."
"The mental flexibility of the wise [person] permits [them] to keep an open mind and enables [them] to readjust [themselves] whenever it becomes necessary for a change."
| Malcolm X
Zuhair Murad Haute Couture, Fall 2014
Murad served up satin shawl collars and slick tuxedo pants as a nod to men’s eveningwear, but on the whole this was red carpet, leg and lightbulb flashing, lady of leisure stuff, as was to be expected. Models in heavy kohl eyeliner with slicked back hair walked the runway to Son Lux’s “Easy,” showing off a series of heavily-worked fabrics cut close to the body.
There were some interesting touches with asymmetric elements (pleats twisted over hips and a webbed effect in crystal embellisment) and loose zebra stripes of sequins which fell into abstraction as they tumbled down gowns. Murad relied on his usual design influences, which worked their way to the surface from the start. Color-wise, the mostly monochrome opening pieces gave way to gowns with multicolored hippyish prints and palettes, then blocks of blues and pinks. │ via Style