The art of tailoring – especially made to measure or in small quantities – is not only reserved for the big luxury fashion houses, quite the contrary. Small businesses that are knowledgeable in their craftsmanship are popular among stylish lovers of quality clothing. These places also exist in Luxembourg, although there are not many of them. Ezri Kahn is undoubtedly at the forefront when it comes to creating made-to-measure couture and he is the only one who dresses women in the legacy of Azze- dine Alaïa, who, among others, trained him.
Born in Liège, he was a professional dancer before later turning to designing ballet costumes. After a few years abroad and a well-grounded training, the Grand Duchy has been his home for seven years now. Back then, he owned a studio in Hesperange. He then moved to the capital in 2018, at 14, Avenue de la Liberté. The design of his boutique, which also encompasses his own studio, is as minimalist and elegant as his couture.
Ezri Kahn’s clients have at least one thing in common: they look after themselves and their appearance. “I see my customers and myself as accomplices,” says the 50-year-old. “I create different pieces, from wedding dresses to evening gowns. All pieces are always directly associated with the personality of the person wearing it.” In the shop window and on his Instagram account, you can see handmade coats, blouses and blazers in timeless cuts and materials. His own series of scented candles ex- tends the “Ezperience” to the home.
Erzi Kahn is passionately committed to his craft, even if it is not always easy. “Nowadays, people look for some- thing new and like to show off their purchases, especially in the luxury sector.” Yet, investing in couture makes a lot of sense. It is better to have a few good pieces in your wardrobe than having too many that you do not wear, says the creative. It is undoubtedly more sustainable to consume consciously than to follow every trend and buy cheaply created pieces that are “out” after one season, after which they will land in the attic.
“It simply takes more time to create real couture and this work has its price. But people who have their clothes tai- lor-made, appreciate the comfort, feel self-confident and are proud to be part of something that was designed and drawn especially for them.”