The 27-year-old Jordan-born, Paris-based designer Rad Hourani is known for his unwavering commitment to aggressively modern androgyny and to his all-black palette. T asked the roi du noir for his take on a new exhibition devoted to his favorite color.

More than any other city, Antwerp, Belgium — the reigning capital of cerebral minimalism — has helped to put black on the fashion map. So it’s fitting that the city is playing host to an exhibition entitled “BLACK. Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume,” at the prestigious MoMU fashion museum. The exhibition features an impressive collection of designer pieces from Belgium and beyond, shown for the most part on mismatched black mannequins and at times paired with, say, a 17th-century portrait or a modern-day runway video.