Leigh Lezark counts as a style icon. At 25 years of age, the Misshapes deejay, model, and current face of “Front Row,” (a Charles Worthington hair care line) knows her look. (In the photo above, shot last week, it’s Rad Hourani.) Dark sleek hair, mostly black bodyhugging dresses and sometimes leather leggings, she rarely dons color. Although, Matthew Williamson — the designer it girl pimp of the century — will try to woo her into some print rock this week in London. Leigh’s known to favor little black party frocks by Sue Stemp and before she left NYC, she cued me into her latest fave, Rad Hourani.
Turns out Rad — a Canadian — only just showed his unisex black and silver styles in Paris last Spring. His leather vests and slick rock bodices for men and women draw comparisons to Rick Owens. He told me his inspiration goes to Helmut Lang. Note the strategic zippers in his vests and trousers, the straight cut of the shoulders into sleeves that give line and also have a winged effect. LOVE his silver leggings, like aluminum strapping leading you up the leg.
Young Leigh knows a good thing when she spots it. So many designers throw clothes at her because she knows how to wear them, to stunning effect, so that all you see is the line of the dress and then those intense blue eyes. Good luck Williamson in getting her into one of your terrible second rate Pucci inspired paisley bits. She might take the bait, I bet we won’t see her wearing it anytime soon, unless Charles Worthington is footing the look on the ad bill.
Recent Rad Hourani, photo courtesy of VMag
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