Lebanese designer Rami Kadi is the bad boy of Middle Eastern couture, and his new Spring 2015 collection propagates an intensely glamorous party atmosphere. Kadi’s work, entitled ‘Exquisite Illusion’, will entrance and allure you with its holographic plastics, experimental fabrics, glittering sequin embroidery, and disco-ball fringe decorations.
Kadi’s collection was born from dreams and explores the outer limits of couture possibilities. The opening look is a skintight, glittering mini dress presented in a psychedelic, swirling sequin pattern and topped with luminous feathery sleeves that dazzle as light reflects off their surface. Feathery fringe is then transformed into a cape-like crop top, which is paired with a full midi skirt. The skirt is manipulated into different shapes on following looks, including a cutaway high-low hem with waterfall ruffles and a stiff undulating shape that juts away from the body. Other mesmerizing looks follow, like a peacock-hued gown made from micro-layers of iridescent ribbon. This sleek, futuristic, and forward-thinking endeavor cements Kadi’s place as part of a new crop of designers responsible for infusing couture with new and exciting ideas.
Photos: Courtesy of Rami Kadi