Greek mythology has always been a source of inspiration for painters, poets, film directors and couturiers. Its myths and legends make us dream and exalt our imagination. Ziad Nakad tells us a modern legend of Greek mythology. With his new haute couture collection, he pays homage to Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest and mother of the earth. She gathers the fruits of the earth and offers them to humanity; this cult is particularly flourishing in the countries where wheat is found in abundance: in Sicily, in the region of Eleusis, in Crete, in Thrace and in the Peloponnese.
Like a bird flying over the harvests, perfectly free, crossing a colorful sky, resplendent and singularly geometric: the pale blue of the firmament mixes with the yellow and gold of the wheat, the green of the earth, the coral of the ocean and the bronze trees at sunset. Wheat ears dot the dresses, a tribute to the most iconic representation of the goddess Demeter. Ziad Nakad plays a subtle game that celebrates life in a precise mastered know-how and silk embroidery sublimated tulles.
The Lebanese couturier designed this collection for a strong woman, assumed, voluntary but also and especially generous, inspired by one of the most favorable deities to humans, as a symbol of accomplishment and peace.
VIDEO ZIAD NAKAD HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SUMMER 2018
ZIAD NAKAD HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SUMMER 2018
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