Playful details and gorgeous graphic prints supported Maison Rabih Kayrouz’s minimalist collection for Fall/Winter 2015. It was easy to fall in love with Kayrouz’s work. It was delicate, but sturdy, sensible, but fashion forward, and well constructed, but relaxed. Existing entirely outside of the realm of seasonal trends, this collection felt very modern and almost whimsical at times.
Smooth, crisp surfaces were pockmarked with tiny cutouts so that the garments resembled an apartment building on a warm day with all of its awning windows flung open. Sophisticated pinstriped blouses were decorated with buttons of alternating sizes, hemlines were tricked out with rows of tiny tabs, and stand-up necklines featured the removal of neat, angular slices. Sheaths with gill-like flanks could not have been easier to wear, and flawless topcoats made from unblemished, seamless neoprene were contemporary and covetable. Asymmetrical details made for great visual optics, especially in the case of a plaid dress made from rippling panels or skirts that had single reverse pleats cast along a slant. A series of either navy or white dresses closed the show, some with off-shoulder details and tuxedo collars and others in tunic-like silhouettes covered in multi-colored baubles. It was so refreshing to see a simple presentation done perfectly with few bells and whistles and ample amounts of quirky, fun, and effortlessly chic style.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree