ORIGINALLY AIRED – Apr 25, 2014
This week on Sew & Tell, as the station looks at questions and concepts of identity, we’ll take a look at unisex fashion. I’m joined by designer Rad Hourani, whose unisex line is admired worldwide for its minimalistic, sculpted aesthetic. A particular favorite of Lady Gaga, Rad’s collections are built to be seasonless, timeless, and gender-less, offering unrestricted freedom of expression to the world of fashion. On today’s show, Rad talks about his passion for math, art, and symmetry in design, his interpretation of unisex style, the differences in his process for designing haute couture vs. ready-to-wear pieces, some of his upcoming projects, and more.
Plus, a playlist full of brand new music, including sneak previews of upcoming releases from The Antlers, Broken Twin, Pink Mountaintops, and more. So join us as we explore the ways in which fashion informs identity, here on BTR!
Select styles from Rad Hourani
(All photos courtesy of Rad Hourani)
From the Rad Hourani Eshop
*To explore more of Rad Hourani’s work, check out his complete haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, and read this in-depth article from Interview Magazine. And be sure to watch the music video he created for Chris Garneau’s “Our Man.”
*Odds & Ends
– These guys are just the best ever. I mean, seriously.
– Vfiles gives some normcore makeunders on the latest episode of “Model Files.”
– I KNEW Grace Coddington was secretly a (lovely) crazy cat lady.
– Sample the full new Pink Mountaintops album ahead of it’s release.
– Watch the funny/trippy music video for Liam Finn’s “Snug As Fuck.”
(Photo by Jody Rogac)
(Photo by Majke Voss Romme)
(Photo by Sanchez and Kitahara)
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