My Notes from the Runway: Rad Hourani Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014 show is he is one of the most underrate fashion designers. His talent is remarkable, he is sweet as pie and down to earth, that is why he is slowly building his own tribe of Hourani’s. Rad Hourani presented his first collection during Haute Couture Fashion Week. Hourani is the first invited designer by La Chambre Syndicale de La Haute Couture in Paris to create and showcase a unisex line.The Streets dictate the trends and during men’s fashion week I always spot something on the runway I wish was in a designers women’s wear collections. Rad has people like me in mind and embraces the new ideas of masculinity and femininity garments for all us in betweeneres.
The Canadian couturier does not ascribe to his clothing a gender. His tribe follows a code of style, fit; wear ability and functionality as the code of Hourani. The casting was equal in number of male and female models. Hourani kept to his core love of black mixing in, white, and marine blue.
Hourani isn’t just your average designer he has a way of adding the elements of sculptural and conservative hints in his collections. Trench coats had multiple lapels and crepe silk blouses were transformed into architectural corsets with skillful pleating. Models sported long leather pants, sometimes with shorts over those pants. Men wore boots with heels and women waist-defining leather belts. Bags were not worn on the back or shoulders, but were tied around the waist.
For the final walk models sashayed down the grass wearing white masks, as if at a masquerade ball concealing their identities and sexual orientations what fits them best. Fashion now concerns what looks good on both. It’s about modernity.
Photographer Rudy Concept