Fashion Forward: Said Mahrouf’s refreshing risk

Said Mahrouf, who is from Morocco, offered smart takes on classic staples, like trousers that had triangular side panels on the waist. Getty Images
Said Mahrouf, who is from Morocco, offered smart takes on classic staples, like trousers that had triangular side panels on the waist. Getty Images

It is frankly refreshing to encounter a designer like Said Mahrouf who is risky enough to not take too many risks. In an industry heavy on dazzle and theatrics, he has chosen to present a collection that came – don’t choke now – in grey and black.

No colour! Yes.

Mr Mahrouf, who is from Morocco, offered smart takes on classic staples, like trousers that had triangular side panels on the waist.

There was also a dress draped so effortlessly it evoked both easiness and intricacy.

His flashiest look featured metallic fabric from head to toe, though the woman didn’t look silly, thanks to the designer’s tasteful pleating and cutting. Call it avant-garde bland – and that’s not meant to be an insult.

Published: April 13, 2014 04:00 AM

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