Haute Couture

Rani Zakhem Spring/Summer 2017 Couture Collection

Rani Zakhem’s Spring Summer 2017 Couture collection is energised by the celebration of Dalida and the disco years.  In a cascading colour palette declining on silk chiffon, shades of lilac, yellow, tender green, green anise, pink, blue, carmine and saturated red are irresistible fluid jumpsuits, embroidered with floral motif in squint and crystals gliding down the runway.  Seventies wardrobes, with asymmetrical necklines and a medieval sleeve entirely embroidered, inside out adorn this collection.
 
The thirtieth anniversary of the disappearance of Dalida awoke in Rani Zakhem the desire to recreate this universe in his own way. Through the spring summer 2017 collection, the designer imagines a sumptuous wardrobe where Dalida and Bianca Jagger, transatlantic twins of this exalted era, would lend each other their sparkling outfits to party at Studio 54.
 
At the heart, Dalida, Bianca Jagger, Studio 54 mingle, it’s the disco fever! From this ephemeral moment remain only the images, the music, the echo of laughter, madness, tenderness, extravagant elegance - a little golden dust encapsulated in memories.
Jordan Easter
Bulgari