Rad Hourani Interview
Back in the day, when I was a public relations intern at Miss Sixty, Rad Hourani was a stylist that used to come pull from our closets. That is why I was really excited to interview Hourani; it was quite nostolgic.
Written By: Sachin Bhola
Written For: AskMen.com
Sachin Bhola: Can you give us some background on the Rad Hourani label? Describe the Rad Hourani man.
Rad Hourani: I want to make clothes that give the wearer a bold presence without looking contrived or overdone. It’s about apparent simplicity, but refinement in details. It’s confident and powerful, sort of like a weightless armor. Long, straight, sharp, black, and slick silhouettes; geometric shapes that come alive through the movement of the wearer. I hope to reach people who do not define themselves in strict terms.
Sachin: Can you elaborate on your aseasonal philosophy?
Rad: Given the nature of the fashion calendar, I have to present my collections on a bi-yearly basis, but I design them with the idea that they could be worn by anyone, at any time. Therefore, I do not start every new season with a specific concept, but rather try to establish continuity from one to the next. My pieces are timeless and freed from any strict differentiations.
Rad: The Smiths, Lou Reed, The Cure, Joy Division, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Amanda Lear, Michael Jackson, Nina Hagen, Jane Birkin, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Blondie, Timber Timbre.
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