Maison Rabih Kayrouz Spring/Summer 2017 Embodies Freedom of Movement

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The audience at Maison Rabih Kayrouz’s Spring/Summer 2017 show was graced with a serene, ceremonial performance.

While chaos ruled the Paris streets outside, the audience at Maison Rabih Kayrouz’s Spring/Summer 2017 show was graced with a serene, ceremonial performance. Kayrouz swapped models for dancers – namely dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet, including prima ballerina Marie Agnes Gillot – and attended to a collection of crisp, clinical surfaces, enhanced volumes, and immense fringe. Inspired by dance and freedom of movement, Kayrouz cast a mesmerizing spell. The designer showcased the impeccable cut and arrangement of his clothes every time a dancer posed, and the whole dynamic arrangement came to life against the soundtrack ‘Sunday Morning’ by The Velvet Underground.

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Inspired by dance and freedom of movement, Kayrouz cast a mesmerizing spell.

Long, dramatic fringe dresses were especially key at conveying ease of movement and were shown in canary yellow and jet black – the latter of which was worn by Gillot herself. She also appeared in an expansive purple dress that fell elegantly about her body as she danced. In the mix were minimal squiggle-print button-ups, purple trench coats, shirt dresses, double-breasted jackets, and frocks printed with cartoon houses. Although lightweight and pared back, Kayrouz’s collection was no less passionate about design technique. They say that less is more and, in the case of this beautifully articulated and flawlessly executed collection, the saying holds true.

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