In the intimate setting of his 7th arrondissement headquarters, designer Rabih Kayrouz produced a collection of such graceful ease and wearability that it had a visual emotional effect on quite a few of his front row guests.
Kayrouz has a feather light touch when it comes to his work. Nothing is jarring, forced, or contained. His world is all about elegance at the service of comfort and designs that assist in elevating the beauty of the woman wearing them.
This season, that was particularly true as the designer showed a masterful control of volume on weightless handkerchief hemmed gowns, a roomy rainbow caftan, and full sleeved tops. And in a season filled with jumpsuits, Kayrouz proposed some of the most desirable – wrapping his fabric across the front of the body to finish beautifully along one shoulder.
Even when a bit of structure was introduced into the show, it was a trick of the eye. The designer created stand away from the body pleated vest fronts on tops that were, simply put, chic. While the contrasting piping on some capacious tunic dresses helped to give them an important sense of definition.
This collection was a moment of faultless tranquility in a fashion week filled with empty noise.