Rabih Kayrouz celebrated his hybrid culture — one foot in his native Lebanon, the other in his adoptive Paris — with a collection that took its cues from the hamam.

Gingham-patterned silk or cream fringed cashmere were draped loosely around the body for dresses inspired by bath towels, while nubby coats looked as inviting as robes. Kayrouz drew inspiration from a burnoose to create chic hooded jackets, including one in a vintage quilted gold brocade, and ample dresses with oversize pockets.

A long navy dress, meanwhile, featured panels draped over the shoulders and knotted in front — Kayrouz dubbed it his “hug” dress. “With this collection, I really wanted to show the Orient of the five senses,” the designer said backstage. “So you see something, you smell it, you touch it, you live with it.”

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