Fashion Forward: Rami Kadi’s princesses from another planet

The Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi has offered the most sugary sweet vision among the designers at Fashion Forward: he opened his show with an animated video depicting the common princess fairytale.
Then out came models dressed like royals from another planet. Their clothes featured conventional silhouettes, but each came with something slightly unexpected. Getty Images
Then out came models dressed like royals from another planet. Their clothes featured conventional silhouettes, but each came with something slightly unexpected. Getty Images

The Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi has offered the most sugary sweet vision among the designers at Fashion Forward: he opened his show with an animated video depicting the common princess fairytale.

Then out came models dressed like royals from another planet. Their clothes featured conventional silhouettes, but each came with something slightly unexpected, like a baby blue ball gown whose ruffling made it look like a hula skirt.

As the procession of clothes continued, the show became increasingly cooler. In one gown, sequined florets scattered like constellations against a white backdrop. There was a skirt made of ruffled panels that came in different pastel colours, like a saturated rainbow layer cake. (Yum.)

The finale bridal gown came in a very light orange hue.

And instead of tiaras, Our Highnesses wore humongous floral headpieces, because why not?

Mr Kadi’s gowns are consistent showstoppers but he also notably presented cocktail dresses, crop tops and vibrant pattern-heavy skirts. His collection was expansive in range – from the textures to the fabric manipulation. And they were most successful when there was an interplay between loose and tight cuts; the weaker looks were all volume.

Published: April 13, 2014 04:00 AM

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