What do you get when you combine powerful architectural shapes with more airy, romantic details? This luxurious catwalk! The Ziad Nakad Fall/Winter 2019 collection, titled “Tessera,” made its gorgeous runway debut during this season of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. The glamorous gown showcase – which includes several impeccably detailed couture wedding dresses – is all about bold silhouettes and sparkling details.
“Inspired by the ancient mosaic, Ziad Nakad’s Fall/Winter 2019/2020 couture collection is an ode to architecture and geometry,” the brand shared in a post-show press release. “Marked waists, oversized and asymmetrical sleeves are true technical features while giving an impression of lightness in resolutely feminine outfits.”
So where did the daring collection get its regal-sounding name, Tessera? The term is found within the collection’s art-meets-architecture inspiration.
“Silhouettes with embroidery embellishments like ‘tessellas’ and ‘tesserulas’ reveal an aerial mosaic,” the brand explained. “It is this alliteration assemblage that inspired the designer for the collection’s title. Always concerned regarding high quality, Ziad Nakad mingles tulles and chiffons, lace and velvet, giving his creations an architectural and modern dimension, always reminding us his mastery in cuts and volumes.”