Sunday, January 20, 2013

Rad Hourani First Canadian Member of Chambre Syndicale

This season, The Federation of Haute Couture Paris seems to be shaking things up a bit. Last month it was announced that avant-garde names Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille were granted membership to the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. (The Cut) Continuing with this trend, Montreal visionary Rad Hourani has also been selected to join the ranks and will be the first Canadian to place the Haute Couture label on his line. (FASHION)

Rad Hourani Haute Couture 2012 as an invited guest.
 (image source: FASHION)

Hourani is most known for his gender-neutral garments with a major focus on intercontinental values and season-less dressing. The line is still in its infancy, having only been in production for a mere five years. Of his aesthetic , he says:

"I started imagining clothes the same way I started creating images: with a sense of curiosity and innocence driven by my no-background background. No school. No teachers. No telly. No boundaries. No formatting. I like the idea of a world that we could live and shape by ourselves, only by observing. Each our own. My clothes have erupted from this world of mine. They are asexual, aseasonal, they come from no place, no time, no tradition, yet they could be home anywhere, anytime. They exude a sense of discreet chic, the essence of timeless style, drawn on a monochromatic and graphical canvas. Palette of blacks and shades of timeless colors. Sophisticated unisex modern classics for anti-conformist individuals.” (

Truly a major win for the Canadian industry to have one of our own sitting atop the fashion pyramid, Hourani is definitely one to watch.

By: Thea Acierno

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