Rad Hourani Fall 2010 Fashion Show
Runway Review: Rad Hourani has earned a cult-like following thanks to his razor sharp focus and concise direction making his Fall 2010 outing a must-see for the fashion forward downtown set
In three short years Canadian based designer Rad Hourani has earned a cult-like following thanks to his razor sharp focus and concise direction making his New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 during outing one of the weeks must-sees for the fashion forward downtown set.
What sets him apart from obvious futuro-goth predecessors Helmut Lang and Rick Owens is that Hourani’s pieces are straight forward, less avant-grade for avant-garde’s sake, yet just as strong, which is exactly what makes him so special.
Working with black & blue-black, each unisex look featured ingenious styling tricks.
Jackets came with interior straps to be worn on the back creating a sculptural effect, a clever idea for those of us left holding our coats all night while sleeves came with zippered cuffs making the pieces profoundly versatile, in fact, one jacket made 10 different appearances throughout the show worn in a thought-provoking myriad of ways.
Hourani’s previous styling stints have payed off, it’s more than clear that this young designer knows how to wear the clothes he makes, in many, many ways that are far from tricky. So much ingenuity along with season-to-season continuity has made this label one of the strongest young ones around. – Naveed Hussain, VagabondNYC
Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
Before launching Vnyc, Andrea worked in fashion editorial at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and New York Mag and finally for (then senior fashion editor) Camilla Nickerson at Vogue assisting her on all of her commercial projects including ads for Chanel, YSL, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Narciso Rodriguez. Naveed Hussain, assistant fashion editor, has a BA in art history and is Andrea’s assistant stylist and general assistant at Vagabondnyc. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art for VNyc's blog's readers and has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. More information, including press links: VagaBondnyc.com