28.1.14

On what feels like an endless contemplation of gender boundaries, Rad Hourani sounds off his moves in a series of photographic comparison in collaboration with SSENSE, a Canadian retailer.


As I have once uttered in VOCIFEROUS, about how the words "masculine" and "feminine" are used interchangeably in fashion, and henceforth also mentioned the name Rad Hourani, here the story pretty much goes on the same narration. The Canadian designer is the only one who exclusively crafts unisex couture collection, although simultaneously the likes of Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemesteer have already proceeded with creating unisex pieces way way before Hourani. Nevertheless, it is to be underscored that he is the first designer to base his every design on unisex DNA.


But when couture seems out of reach, here Hourani presents his capsule collection in collaboration with a retailer, thus making the pieces more accessible. Better, because we can adopt his brilliant styling approach just based on these photographs. Each piece, so it seems, is coupled with other wardrobe staples. When on the left it is more "feminine," the right one resembles more of a manly style. But that distinction does not separate the two automatically. Through the comparison, Hourani captures the essence of unisex, proving that when it comes to dressing, genders are no longer in sight.




images belong to Rad Hourani and SSENSE

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