Rami Kadi Couture “Un souffle d’Orient”, F/W 2014-2015
“Un souffle d’Orient”
"The typical traits of the Arab architectures, ethereal geometric forms, lines and symmetric waves, meet the cool modernity of a couture collection hand crafted with the most antique techniques of embroidery. This “new arabesque” injects a smart and up-to-date energy on dresses, mini skirts, crop tops, full skirts, capes, jumpsuits, coats and long dresses. A very precious, yet contemporary and edgy, couture collection, designed for modern queens, women with a sophisticated glamour, in search of a unique style and a twist.
The collection is Rami Kadi’s, the upcoming Lebanese couturier with a keen eye on mixing contemporary cuts, luxury, craftsmanship and alluring femininity. His style is the expression of a detailed oriented philosophy. The collection, entirely hand made, is an accurate métissage of sartorial innovation and embroidery techniques, the most antique of the entire Ottoman Empire.
Knotted leather became a never seen fabric, combination of beads and little stones are supremely aligned, silk and fur play chromatic games, feathers are embellished to create a royal coat... And again, hyper feminine bodices that look like a peacock plumage, charlestonesque cascade of beads, silk embellished gowns, metallic plates, filigree, multicolored raffia’s yarns, and a vivid and refined palette of colors: aquamarine, brick red, okra, poudré, black & white. The chemistry of this collection is based on deconstructed silhouettes and dramatically edgy cuts, whether they are uber fitted or ultra loose. The volumes play with proportions: a fitted crop top is mixed with a big full skirt, a loose top with a tight skirt. Refined corsages, with a nude back effect, enhance the long skirts; while the mini dresses gently wrap up the arms and the décolleté."