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August 31 2014

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Rad Hourani Shows You How It’s Done

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Unisex dressing is one of the touchstones of the Paris-based designer Rad Hourani. Modular dressing is another. So not only does he show collections—both for his more experimental Rad Hourani line, and the (ever so slightly) more commercial RAD by Rad Hourani—of matching looks on men and women, those looks are composed of a startlingly small number of pieces. His seventh collection for Rad Hourani, shown this week in Paris, boiled down to six pieces. But from those—zippered, unzippered, tied, twisted, and layered—22 looks were born. It’s a clever if occasionally slightly head-scratching bit of calculus to work out. So no wonder Hourani’s taken to illustrating his point with video, where the looks can pile on and off in the blink of an eye. At his Paris presentation, he showed the following short, just before Irina Lazareanu took to the mic for a song. It stars Herieth Paul, the rising Tanzanian model, who also opened the RAD by Rad show in New York. Check out the debut, below.

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