Pushing ahead together with his exploration of the frontier between ready-to-wear and couture — or somewhat the area that may be shared — Rabih Kayrouz drew on a handful of designs, which he sought to raise.
“I wanted to take clothing from my essential wardrobe and transform it into something exceptional,” he mentioned, talking on the home’s Boulevard Raspail studio in Paris.
“My obsession now is to use my cuts,” he mentioned, noting the home has constructed up a repertoire of kinds over time.
Kayrouz confirmed how he labored satin panels into trousers and turned a swimsuit jacket right into a tuxedo, opening it up within the again by slicing out a panel of cloth. It could possibly be worn with a shirt — or with out. “You decide,” mentioned the designer.
His perfected trenchcoat, belted, with lengthy slits for respiratory room or further ease, was one of many chosen items, embellished with delicate gold castings of shells he had collected, affixed by hand stitching, thread left in lengthy tufts. This was worn over a beige-colored mock turtleneck embellished with crystals and wide-legged trousers of the identical materials.
Another ensemble was crafted out of tulle, in a shiny periwinkle colour, embellished with dried wildflowers, stitched on with sizzling pink threads, left hanging.
Kayrouz lifted the garment to indicate damaged flower petals that had amassed on the hem. “This dress will evolve, it will lose the flower petals,” he mentioned. “It will change — a transformable dress.”
A fringe of thick velvet strands was affixed to an outsized coat — every strand knotted individually — and embellished a light-weight, ethereal gown with hand-pulled fringes.
“I really wanted to show that although they are couture pieces, you can wear them, they are accessible, besides maybe the technique and the price, but as pieces, they’re not overwhelming,” he mentioned.
“I’ve always loved couture, but for its craftsmanship. For me couture is not a lifestyle, it’s not just this couture evening dress, or, this couture attitude,” added the designer. He defined that the label confirmed throughout high fashion week “because it’s my craftsmanship,” however that the clothes is supposed to be worn within the daytime or the night, unbiased of the method used to make it.