In life, some of us experience a calling so loud that it’s impossible to do anything else except respond to it. Whether we naturally gravitate towards our purpose or it hits us like a tonne of bricks, it eventually finds us.
Ziad Nakad, who was born in Lebanon, embraced his artistic and creative skills very early on in life. Sketching and producing gorgeously flattering outfits for his family, he honed his skills and in 1997 his dream became a reality when he launched his very own fashion show.
Not much is known about Nakad, which for me is just as well because really and truly, his collections really do say it all – whether it’s his haute couture or his bridal wear. The amount of attention to detail and importance placed on creating dresses that adapt and highlight the female silhouette are key traits that Nakad is known for. You don’t have look to far to see how concept almost marries comfort and the effortless finish each garment holds.
Eclectic uses of material and colours paired with a hawk-eye for detail makes Nakad’s dresses exceptionally popular among celebrities and fashion gurus.
In particular his Fall/Winer 2014 collection, which was inspired by the romantic nature of fall. Royal colors such as deep red, blue, emerald, purple, and beige were blended with very distinctive cuts to truly reflect women’s femininity. Shimmering golds gave the illusion of falling leaves, whilst the use of sheer material added an air of elegance. Each dress is a celebration of simplicity and sophistication.
Nakad doesn’t just stop at great design though. In order to truly match his creative standards, he chose to debut this haute couture collection 4,000 ft above the Colorado River.
The magnificent combination of Grand Canyon’s scenery, the completely transparent skywalk, and the exquisite collection, made Ziad Nakad’s fashion show not only the highest but also the most exceptional catwalk on earth.
This kind of effort into the presentation of such a glamourous collection shows you that far from merely wearing a pretty dress, Nakad looks to create an experience for his clientele. One that I’m sure stays with you for a lifetime.