Zuhair Murad is the epitome of Middle Eastern glamour, fashion and design. This Lebanese breakthrough in the International fashion scene has lead Murad to become an icon to his peers and audiences from arount the world. His unique creations that define oriental exxence and beauty have made their way towards all the major podiums, boutiques, and personalities.
Shortly after high school, Murad left Leabanon and moved to Paris where he obtained his degree in fashion. In 1995 he returned home to open his first atelier paving the way towards his thriving career with his illustrious designs and distinctive themes.
In 1999 he made his first appearance on the catwalks of Rome with an astounding collection that led to his participation in the Italian calendar. Chosen by L’agenzia per la Moda to appear at the official opening of the 2001 festival in Rome. Murad quickly became known as one of the best designers in Italy. Not only has Murad made his mark on the elite Italian catwalks but also on the renowned French platforms as well as the rest of the key fashion cities. He has dressed many of today’s top models and celebrities and his creations can be found in all the major capitals.
The international media has declared him as ‘the star rocketing designer’ and ‘one of the most promising young designers for the new era’ due to his unique style and creativity which ensure his ongoing successful career. Furthermore during his widely acclaimed ‘Free Spirit’ show in Paris he was conveyed as ‘Tomorrow’s Star’ by reputed leaders in the business.
What initially began as a young boy’s hobby with little sketches and pictures painted on paper and canvas has now grown into a small fashion empire with strong regional recognition and a growing global reputation. ‘I started from scratch and worked my way up’, says the extravagant Murad who’s adventurous and aspiring nature have lead him to where he is today. Zuhair Murad is the perfect example of how ambition perseverance and creativity can take you strutting through the real and eclectic runway of life.
What first starte das a one man show in 1995 has rapidly booomed into a small fashion empire with world wide recogniton. Situated in a busy commercial sector in Beirut. Murad’s apartment-style atelier houses the main departments and day to day activities and creations. Today over 100 dynamic and dedicated employees continuously contribute to the success of the zuhair Murad Fashion House. The team ensures everything from conceptual design embroidery and accessories to the administrative and public relations functions.
Since debuting his collections in Paris, he has consistently ameliorated techniques. The shape and form of his silhouettes can now be compared to those of other well renowned couturiers. It is so evident in watching the beautiful and dazzling silhouettes as they descend the runway. Thanks to his talent for synthesizing the rich colours of his native homeland with the elegance of European women, even bigger things are to be expected of the rising couturier star.