Rami Kadi’s spring couture found a winning combo: Melding psychedelic patterns with full-skirted Fifties silhouettes.
The Lebanese designer learned the French knot, allegedly a Marie Antoinette favorite, to embroider a long dress with an iridescent silk and wool thread, imbuing the gown with chic glow.
Elsewhere, metal threads served as the basis to construct a gown, which climaxed in an undulating top made of ostrich feathers. It was not the lightest creation in the room, but certainly a healthy exercise. Throughout, Kadi kept the optical patterns in check, working them in mostly white and black.
Hologram printed fabrics worked well on a billowy number in stripes, but resembled ornamental garland when shredded to construct sleeves or tops.