“When designing, I always like to explore or combine seemingly different inspirations to create something beautiful,” says Bazza Azouman to Vogue Arabia referencing her Spring 2018 collection. And something beautiful, it is indeed. Featuring over 40 eveningwear looks, the new offering takes form of fairytale dresses with off-the-shoulder sleeves, high-slit jumpsuits, and beautifully-cut assymetrical gowns that hug the body like a glove. “I love classic eveningwear, but with a twist,” she adds.
The Kuwaiti designer drew inspiration from ’90’s grunge, and attempted to recreate it in a more feminine, and wearable way. For instance, the popular flannel shirt that was worn by everyone from Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to Claire Danes was translated into a beaded, checkered pattern. When it came to the color palette, the designer, who established her namesake womenswear label in 2014, was inspired by beach sunsets, which was apparent in the multiple hues of blue, pink, beige, and white throughout the collection.
Alzouman admits that the Spring 2018 offering is an extension of her previous Fall 2017 collection, which debuted exclusively on vogue.me. Though last season was focused on traditional opulence that involved plenty of gold threading, this season’s offering panders slightly into grunge territory, or as the designer puts it: “I wanted a little bit of edginess to the glamour.”
Ahead, Bazza Alzouman unveils her Spring 2018 lookbook, photographed by Djinane AlSuwayeh, on Vogue Arabia.