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Rad Hourani features utilitarian, unisex outerwear in Canadian runway debut

03/16/2012 09:41 EDT | Updated 05/16/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - It was a unique homecoming for Montreal-raised Rad Hourani, who marked his first time showing on a Canadian runway with a collection of spare, utilitarian looks.

The Jordan-born designer, who launched his namesake label in Paris, marked the fifth anniversary of his line, with a short black and white film, "Five Years of Rad Hourani."

Bare-faced, androgynous models sporting slicked back 'dos and leather knapsacks took to the runway in the Canadian-made collection comprised mainly of outerwear offerings in black and earthy green shades. The looks largely blended military-inspired touches with unisex silhouettes with some unconventional accents like angular cutouts on necklines and shirt hems.

The richly-textured hooded and collared coats featured ample leather accents, from subtle trims to full-scale sleeves on garments. Rounding out the collection were slim-fit trousers, including sleek leather pants and athletic striping on leggings.

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