On Tuesday, Lebanese-American couturier Rami Kadi celebrated his second year at the Fall 2019 Paris Haute Couture week with his collection The Temple of Flora.
The designer launched his first showroom to showcase his couture creations in Beirut, 2011. Since then, his designs have taken the industry by storm — we’ve seen them on international celebrities like Beyonce and Katy Perry, as well as our Middle Eastern stars Najwa Karam, Sherine Abdel Wahab, and Myriam Fares.
The Temple of Flora represents the flower in its true form; a form that’s invisible to the naked eye. Kadi’s designs are inspired by the works of an 18th-century botanical writer Robert Thorton. More specifically, his work with flowers and their attributes.
From holographic crystals, asymmetric sequins, and 3D designs, to ruffled dresses, tweed jackets, and tulle skirts, Kadi provided the perfect balance by using a variety of textures and fabrics that ultimately endowed the flower in its true essence. The collection entirely covers the spectrum of colors that begins with vibrant orange, and lemon yellow, to pastel colors including lilac and light mint. The Lebanese designer explored creative silhouettes and structures resembling unique botanical shapes to match the theme of his collection.
Transforming illustrations into contemporary couture pieces, Kadi’s designs were worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Leomie Anderson, and Belgian model Rose Bertram and Iranian model Farnoush Hamidian.
The show was closed by Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana, who wore a bridal gown that took more than 1200 hours of craftsmanship.