Hips don't lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

Fashion designer Zuhair Murad put on a romantic show in Paris on Wednesday as he debuted his Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection.


Zuhair Murad 2016 spring/summer Haute Couture - ©AFP / Patrick Kovarik
The Lebanese creative put the focus on female sensuality with a collection of structured dresses that protruded bell-like at the hips, sculpting exagg

Romance was also on the menu at Ulyana Sergeenko, although with a slight flamboyant twist. The Russian house exaggerated the hips with extreme peplums and created voluptuously layered silhouettes on a series of delicate strappy dresses. There was volume in the 1980s-style puffball sleeves of flimsy jackets that floated to the floor, while flashes of silk, via a pair of ivory stirrup pants and a shell-style jumpsuit, added an element of the luxuriously languid. The influences of the decade were also visible in the candy-toned metallic ankle boots and iridescent pillbox hats that the models wore with their swanky ruffled minis and leather corsets.
 

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