The Transformer

Although Rad by Rad Hourani's Spring 2012 collection was saturated with the designer's go-to favorite color black, this season was actually meant to be a study of the color blue.  Ranging from the brightest light blue of the sky, to the darkest black blue of the night, the clothes were meant to be a medium to convey the positive vibrations associated with the color: health, lightness, intuition.  As always, the garments themselves were created with Hourani's signature unisexy approach, and many of the pieces had adjustable beltstraps that transformed the shape of the silhouette, often for very pragmatic purposes.  By allowing the wearer to adjust and change the shape of their clothes, Hourani allows them the freedom to change their attire according to their feeling and moods, and gives them permission to forge a new identity.

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