Lebanese fashion designer and Parsons graduate Rani Zakhem is the hottest thing to happen to couture. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Zakhem during my trip to Dubai last month and he is a delight to say the least. His warm personality complements his ambitious drive and spirit so perfectly that its reflected in his beautiful fall collection. It is feminine and romantic with edgy silhouettes and dramatic accents; combining just the right amounts of gold and lace juxtaposed against the vibrant yellows, blues, and greens. Just when you thought the collection was “elegant,” you’re hit with some sexy cut-outs in all the right places and it turns into a party. One hell of a party.
It’s so perfectly balanced that you could get away with being the sexiest “belle” at the ball in a Rani Zakhem creation this summer. Yes, I am kissing this collection’s ass, because it deserves a smooch.
Below are a few of the looks from the Fashion Forward show in Dubai last month. My favourite? The yellow number with just the right amount of drama.
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