Rad Hourani’s press materials boast of his “asexual, aseasonal, and atemporal vision,” which I can’t argue with. But with his spring/summer collection, there really isn’t much point in arguing: It’s black and white—you’re either on board or you’re not.
Once again, Hourani has shown us a bleak, but beautiful future; stark, genderless and cold as ice.
His impossibly minimalist looks, the definition of clean lines, all leather leggings, deconstructed shirts and jackets, skintight bombers, vests, and architectural knits that cut a steep streamlined silhouette.
New this season is the launch of RAD by Rad Hourani, a more casual, less couture-focused line, with cardigans, t-shirts and jeans to round out his futuristic look.
Perhaps more than any other menswear designer, the Jordanian, by way of Montreal, has a united vision, completely free of any trend or influence. What most of us wanted to talk about after were the sunglasses, a collaboration with Mykita eyewear. Rigid, modern, and nary a curve in sight (they’re a streamlined version of the overhangs your grandfather wears), next spring you’ll be seeing more of these, and their imitators.
Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com