Featured designer: Rad Hourani

Rad HouraniRad Hourani is a fashion designer, who was born in 1982 to a Jordanian father and a Syrian mother in Jordan.  After his high school graduation, he worked full time as a modelling scout and a stylist.  Eventually he moved to Paris, where he designed his first clothing collection.  Somehow, a mere two years later, he launched his namesake label for a fashion show and received notable attention.  All at the young age of 25 (he’s 29 now).

What sets Rad apart from most other designers is his conceptional direction being predominantly focused on unisex designs, with a flair for goth.  His fashions have become cult classics, often compared to established designers known for technical precision.  In 2009, he hit the ground running with some outfits incorporating tights for women… and men, exuding a bleak-urban-future aesthetic.  Rad has his own website where you can view the breadth of his designs: Rad Hourani.  Meanwhile, please enjoy a few images I’ve located and posted below.  Also, there’s a great interview with him on YouTube.

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Can fashion tights be Unisex?

Tight wearing family b&w

It’s not an uncommon concept, the idea of unisex clothing.  Something is designed neutral enough so that it could be worn by a man or a woman.  The item has no gender identity, so it is perfectly acceptable for either gender to wear it.  Sometimes women buy items made and marketed for men, because there’s enough unisex appeal that it is appreciated by women too.  But for the other way around?  Well… that’s another story!

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