First look: Rami Kadi presents Autumn/Winter 15 couture in Paris
The inspiration for Rami Kadi's Lucioles couture collection for Autumn/Winter 15 can be found, not in an art gallery or architectural skylines, but scurrying on the woodland floor or buzzing around the branches of a tree. The Lebanese-American designer, tapped into his near-crippling fear of insects for his design motifs, in a move to liberate himself from the lifelong phobia.
And how could these designs do anything but delight? Kadi found particular intrigue in the luminance of the firefly, recreating its nocturnal illumination in a series of gowns, cocktail dresses, coats and capes. Using a special fabric, that presents simply as white beading and threading in the light of day, these patterned bugs, light up when the lights go out.
Sticking to a seemingly monochrome palette, the motifs transform into green neon illuminations in the dark, giving the impression that there are two collections in one. Other details include fur and feather trims and a combination of column and voluminous silhouettes. Take an exclusive look backstage here and discover the collection in full via our gallery below...