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The Lebanese American designer Rami Kadi showcased Fall Winter 2019-2020 collection, he explores these questions using the flower as his main protagonist.
He was inspired to do so whilst browsing through a private book collection in Beirut, where he came across Taschen’s reprint of The Temple of Flora, a box set portfolio of illustrations by Robert John Thornton that was originally published in 1799.
The prints had such an impression on Rami Kadi that the next step was thinking of a contemporary response to them. This response became the collection. The Temple of Flora highlights novel techniques of handcrafting such as hand-painted plastic leaves, laser-cut techniques and 3D-knitted iridescent sequins.
Silhouettes are a composition of 3D materials, with ombré of feathers inspired from the depth of flowers’ petals.