Hourani is a self-defined citizen of the world. Born in Jordan, he grew up in Montreal and now also calls Paris and New York home. We like to appropriate him as a homeboy though, and he did choose Rue Saint-Paul in Old Montreal as the location for his first eponymous North American boutique. The designer has made his fame by creating sculptural, monochromatic unisex clothing. He has a vision of the world that puts every person, culture and gender on the same footing, and style-wise, that means bold, simple lines that transition as seamlessly from man to woman as they do from body type to body type. Both his couture line and his ready-to-wear equate the height of quality workmanship and unique, striking forms.