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Friday, November 1 to
Saturday, 30, 2013
Élévation 1 and 2
RAD HOURANI: SEAMLESS
5YRS OF UNISEX
Rad Hourani: Seamless
5 years of unisex
On January 24, 2013, Rad Hourani entered the inner circle of Parisian haute couture with the presentation of the first unisex show in fashion history, becoming the first Canadian to stand among the fashion greats. His collections are currently present in 130 shops and galleries in 30 countries around the world.
And this coming November 1, 2013, the Phi Centre will welcome him as guest curator of an event that will last all month long. At the request of Phoebe Greenberg, founder and curator of the Phi Centre, Rad Hourani will take us inside his seamless approach and his five years in unisex fashion, through his study of the human body, his patterns, his photography and his 20 collections.
· Rad Hourani pop-up shop in the Phi Centre
· Rad Hourani: Seamless exhibition
· Many more surprises...
+ Rad’s friends in concert such as:
· November 29: Jacques Greene with Mekele & Wy Wy
FREE ADMISSION: Schedule (shop*, exhibition & cinema)
For the last week, we are offering a 15% discount on clothes and selected items. Between November 27th & 30th, anyone who buys for more than $100 will receive a gift: 5 YRS OF UNISEX, an autographed book by Rad Hourani (a value of 95$).
Mercredi: Noon to 6PM
Thursday & Friday: 12PM to 7PM (9PM on November 29)
Saturday: 12PM to 5PM
** November 30 - Schedule (last day): for this ultimate day, the pop-up shop will be open from 12pm to 6pm and the exhibition from 12pm to 9pm.
November 8 - 6PM
Talk with Rad Hourani
November 14 - 8PM
Opening: Chris Garneau
$40, taxes and fees included (Seating is limited)
November 29 - 9PM
Closing night with Jacques Greene
Opening: Meleke & Wy Wy
100 first tickets at the price of $15 (taxes and fees included)
Other tickets will be sold at $20 (taxes and fees included)
Rad Hourani was born in Jordan to a Jordanian father and a Syrian mother. At 16, he moved to Montreal to finish high school. Not long after graduating, he scouted for modelling agencies and soon became a stylist. In 2005, he decided to move to Paris where he sketched his very first unisex collection, and, in 2007, launched his eponymous brand at the age of 25. Soon after, he launched his ready-to-wear brand Rad by Rad Hourani in New York. In January 2013, Rad Hourani was invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris to present the first unisex haute couture collection in fashion history.
In addition to scheduled events, the Phi Centre is a space where guest curators can express their vision and feature an artist or artists whose work they admire.
Along with Rad Hourani, six other guest curators have accepted the challenge:
· Xavier Dolan, filmmaker
· Godfrey Reggio, filmmaker
· Renata Morales, artist and fashion designer who held The 8-Day Week from June 5 to 12, 2013
· Pop Montréal with their project 5 x Phi to be held at the Phi Centre August 8 to 29, 2013, with screenings and performances (Date to be determined)
· Suroosh Alvi, cofounder of Vice Media
· Denis Villeneuve, filmmaker