Overlapping vertical ribbons of pure white Cashmere Ultra 3 Ply BT, some rippled, some flat, give KaaDiki’s short sheath silhouette the impact and allure of a contemporary painting, suitable for framing.
Calgary-based Haithem Elkadiki, an honours grad from The International Academy of Design and Technology who also studied graphic and web design in Calgary, launched his first KaaDiki menswear collection in 2002. Since then, he has built a largely social media-driven following —especially for his custom shirting and the KaaDiki Face Collection — that blurs the line between men’s and women’s wear. A constant source of inspiration? “The flashy, romantic, non-realistic futurism of the Sixties, à la Cardin.”