Racil is having its first digital trunk show for MatchesFashion.com. The trunk show is a concept in which designers create small run of products as well as a “shop with” feature in which stylists and other fashion insiders handpick an edit and show shoppers how to mix and match the pieces they’ve chosen. Racil X MatchesFashion.com launches on Thursday and will feature elegant eveningwear created solely for the e-commerce platform. “This is our very first trunk show,” says the Lebanese womenswear designer Racil Chalhoub to Vogue.me adding, “I have created different pieces such as bi-color slip dresses, crop tops, and cummerbunds, all meant to redefine the way one wears a tuxedo, in sort of an unconventional way.”
The capsule collection will feature different variations of the brands signature tailored tuxedos beloved by Lana El Sahely, and Leandra Medine in beautiful colorways. “There is a pink one with black lapels that I am totally lusting over,” she admits. Chalhoub, who was picked up by the E-commerce platform just shortly after launching her namesake label two years ago, reflects on working with MatchesFashion. “They have believed in me from the beginning, and for that I will forever be grateful to them,” she says. “They are all such amazing people, from Tom & Ruth Chapman to my buyers and everyone in between- every single person is a dream to work with.”
The offering is limited edition, which means you have a mere couple of hours to get your hands on the brand’s cult suits while they’re still available. “There is the perfect tuxedo look for every girl in the capsule,” says the London-based designer. “Expect great colors and cuts, and pieces you will want and need to add to your wardrobe right away.” Her tips for flawlessly pulling off a tuxedo? “Confidence is key and pretty much all you need. There is a good tuxedo for everyone, just find the shape that makes you look your best and just own it. With tuxedos, it is pretty one of the only times where I would say less is more. Don’t be scared to wear it exactly how you want to, with a t-shirt and trainers or just buttoned up with high heels. Just add lipstick.”
This Fall 2017, her wishlist includes an Alanui cashmere cardigan, a Fiorucci sweatshirt, Halpern disco trousers, and some slip dresses. “The list also includes day shoes and a work bag which I haven’t found yet.” Considering that Chalhoub’s label was created when she couldn’t find what she was looking for, perhaps Racil accessories are up next on the horizon.