Thank you Rabih Kayrouz for making me, once again, fall in love with your subtle work. The textures of the fabrics you’ve picked, the clean cuts, the quality of the work, everything was perfect.
Oriental opulence meeting the simplicity of the occident clearly appears as the theme of Kayrouz’ Fall Winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection.
First and foremost, I loved the very minimalistic setting with white smoke coming out from a central piece in the room, reminding us of the Turkish Hammam’s from which this collection is inspired. It was a little note brilliantly done.
I loved the colors of this collection: a lot of oxblood, white, off-white, some black and a checkered prints inspired from the Porte de la Chapelle and Lebanon. You already all know, what a huge fan of metallics I am so you can imagine how much I fell in love with Rabih’s interpretation of the gold metallics with pretty metallic flowers merged in between. My highlight of the show is definitely the Walter Steiger gorgeous gold snakeskin shoes, I would see myself wearing them with a preppy white blouse and classic black pants for the craziest dancing night out!
Last but not least, I loved the tracks on which the models walked down the runway and I got overwhelmed, almost tearing when I heard few seconds from an iconic Um Kulthum song in between. It makes me proud to see Lebanese designers shining abroad, I take it extremely personally, I have to say I’m a nationalist at heart!
Watch the finale of the show by clicking on this link: IMG_4643
All-in-all, I’m running out of words regarding this collection, as its description says, it’s without any doubt the best interpretation of the beauty of Paris with the right dose of an oriental feel.