Kuwaiti label Marzook has ushered in the Holy Month with a brand first. The accessories maison, helmed by designer siblings Fahad and Shouq Al Marzook, has unveiled its first Ready-to-Wear collection, launched for Ramadan.
The label, which is beloved by the likes of Amal Clooney and Cara Delevingne, has taken inspiration from the evocative Queen of Sheba for its debut line of kaftans, each rich in a timeless romanticism and effortless elegance.
Incorporating luxe feather trims, a refined dusting of sequins, and wide-leg silhouettes in ice-white, the collection looks set to ensure a graceful yet statement-making entrance at any iftar or suhoor.
“The kaftan has a storied history: one of empowerment, of breaking from societal expectation, of expression,” Shouq and Fahad explain to Vogue.me. “The collection is not one of kaftans, but of something that transcends them.”
The duo were inspired to embrace and reinvent the classic silhouette after delving into the wardrobes of their mother and grandmother, borrowing elements of vintage design but in a contemporary iteration.
“I went through archives of vintage dress designs and both my mother’s and grandmother’s cherished pieces and found the right silhouette which I felt expressed the Marzook woman,” says Fahad.
“From the influences of the women of my family, this collection means reinventing not just what vintage looks like, but reimagining what the future of vintage could be.”
“The women of my family have always had a strong influence on my creativity,” says Shouq. “I grew up surrounded by beautiful, elegant, strong, women. This is the woman we design for.”
While the label might be designing for the woman of now, it is the aforementioned Queen of Sheba which inspired its foray into Ready-to-Wear, showcased in a campaign shot byEli Rezkallah of Plastik Studios.
“She was the first ruling queen of one of the strongest countries in the 15th century. Her influence flourished her kingdom with great strength, wealth, and prosperity,” explains Shouq, on Marzook’s sartorial homage.
The collection, clad in the softest colour palettes, also includes an intricate tulle and linen “bisht”, “inspired by the Arab Bedouin”.
“Bedouin clothing and music are still quite pertinent in the 21st century,” Shouq adds.
The capsule collection launches on May 24 in Kuwait.