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MAR-APR 2018

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Ziad Nakad Couture SS 18 Demeter, goddess of the harvest, served as the inspiration for the collection. Nakad is a master of precise silk embroidery and sub- limated tulles. Intricate representations of wheat stalks are sprinkled throughout the collection in tribute to the goddess and as a symbol of accomplishment and peace. Maria Aristidou Couture SS 18 A specialist in couture knitwear, Aristidou conjured a colorful fantasy world for her spring/summer daywear and eveningwear collec- tion. Flower patterns in silk viscose and metallic yarns in elaborate embroideries decorate her luxurious knit fabric creations. Rani Zakhem Couture SS 18 is was Rani Zakhem's first couture fashion show in Paris. e concept of fire in various forms weaves throughout the sumptuous collection, which Zakhem says is dedicated to a "volcanic woman". Geometric forms and draped silhouettes call to mind the disco era and designs by Halston. Other looks pay homage to the likes of Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent and Madame Grès. 55

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