September 30, 2013

R E P O R T / Rad Hourani Gallery

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On a narrow street in Paris, the Rad Hourani Galerie is a black little block from the outside and an all white brightly lighted space on the inside. But as expected from rad Hourani; this is not just your regular boutique. You might walk in someday and find no clothes at all but only an exposition of photographs. Or they might have just rearranged the furniture and transformed it into a showroom for the press and buyers. Rad told me he also likes to hang a few photographs with the pieces in the image on display right beside them.

When we came in to attend the launch and presentation of Rad's ready to wear collection #8(not the usual ss/14 label), Haute Couture and ready to wear were mixed on the floating unisex racks. I've been a big admirer of Rad for many years, specially because he completely reinvented the game called fashion. It was fantastic chatting with him about how he has built a manufacturing team around him in Montreal, about how much he loves to travel and how he thinks further than fashion; he shoots his own campaigns and designs the interior for his shop/show space for example.

But what most blew me away were the technicalities of the garments, specially the haute couture pieces. The way they were made and cut were just completely different than the traditional way of tailoring. Instead it reminded me much more of how a building would be constructed. Every single detail and seam was part of the pattern and the bigger construction. And even the way the garments are finished is signature Rad; invisible seams throughout, geometric lines, angled and square necklines, broad hems. There is so much depth and shape created by the way he works, it is best appreciated in real life where you can touch, feel and see the pieces move.

If you're asking yourself; where the pictures of these fantastic clothes are, I didn't post them because honestly, a flat 2D photograph does not do these garments justice. Trust me on this one that you just have to visit the Rad Hourani Gallery if you are in Paris.
Rad Hourani Gallery
Rue Charlot 75
Paris

31 comments:

Luba Dimitrova said...

Love the heels ! Perfection

XX Luba

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Anonymous said...

This is perfect! I'm traveling to Paris next month!

Elena Vasilieva said...

these shots!! love how graphic and defined everything is

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Mia said...

Incredible pictures, thanks for the tip!

Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Ziet er heel mooi uit!



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FASHION SNAG said...

Cool shoes!

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TeuntjeVDW said...

Beautiful! xx.

Adelajda said...

amazing high heels!

Mothi said...

Perfect pictures, like always!

xo' M
http://blvckorsomething.blogspot.com

Anna Crysell said...

Amazing shoes! I love the crispness of it all

The Koalafornian x

Rebecca said...

I'll have to check it out next time I visit Paris, beautiful post as always!

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ChamaFashion said...

Beautiful photos!
XO CHAMAFASHION
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New Look Style said...

Great pictures!
Great post!
Congratulations! :))


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Nonchalant Rebel said...

Wauw sexy schoenen

xx Mounia

Milex said...

you nailed it!

Floor Eizema said...

Love the boots in the first pic!
x

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Now I have to go to Paris even more! Love to see this. Beautiful photos bye the way, love the heels! xx

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Sef Quemado said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I lived in Paris.

theclosetopener.blogspot.com said...

Rad, you got a new admirer here! :)

Jaeger said...

those shoes in that first photo are so cool!

http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com.au/

xx

Clear Vacuum said...

What a nice report! You really make the reader (me) wan't to visit. Even though you think your photos doesn't do his clothes justice, I think I'm not only speaking for my self when I say: we don't care. Show us! :) Have a nice tuesday.
//Clear Vacuum

http://clearvacuum.blogspot.dk/

Christian said...

always simple yet chic



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peace.

Simone said...

Hé, dat is niet eerlijk :) Ik ben pas 17 en ik heb een magere portemonnee, maar nu ben ik zo nieuwsgierig! Gelukkig is er nog google...

Ilona de Vries said...

simple and beautiful. just as your blog!

linn london said...

the heels on the first photo are just perfection. absolutely wicked.

Bike Pretty said...

What the heck is an "invisible seam"? I've never heard of that technique.

I'd ask for a picture too, but apparently it's, well, invisible.

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

It are just stitches that are on the inside and are not visible, like on the white shorts in the picture for example, you can't see any stitches anywhere :)

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Metal Buildings Ventura said...

Hi
Nice one! I like the outfit of the characters. Wish i could do the same thing too but im not that techie.i like the outfit of “from farmer to warden”.. really interesting

Designer Binary said...

Love this feature. Am a huge Rad fan myself and fell in love with his work immediately at first sight, so refreshing and innovative what he is doing and I really connect to the whole vibe. The images you have are enough though to entice me into needing to go visit for myself ;) thank you for sharing!