Rami Al Ali revealed his highly anticipated FW15 collection at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk covered the remarkable event and met with Rami Al Ali to discuss his bold new collection.
Syrian-born fashion designer, Rami Al Ali, seamlessly blends Eastern elegance with Western dazzle to offer strikingly unique couture creations. At a young age Al Ali moved to Damascus and joined the College of Fine Arts in 1991 to study Visual Communications. This led to his experimentation with creative pursuits, excelling in subjects such as interior and graphic design. In 1995 Al Ali designed and produced a fashion show for his final graduation presentation. Al Ali’s next move was to the United Arab Emirates where in 2000 the Rami Al Ali Couture brand was founded.
During the 2006 Asian Olympic Games in Qatar, La Mode En Images selected Al Ali to participate along with a number of key international designers and Austrian crystal maker Swarovski, followed by choosing Al Ali to be part of their book Unbridaled alongside couture veterans Giorgio Armani, Vivian Westwood and John Galliano. In 2009, Al Ali was ranked the 17th most influential Arab in Middle East Magazine. He had his ultimate breakthrough in the same year where his Spring/Summer couture collection was featured in Rome’s AltaRoma Couture Week. It was his first professional engagement with the European Fashion media which was followed by six consecutive shows during this fashion week.
In January 2012, Al Ali debuted with his Spring/Summer collection at the Paris Couture Fashion Week, showcasing alongside Elie Saab, Chanel, Valentino, Dior and other fashion connoisseurs.
About Rami Al Ali
Born in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Rami Al Ali's love of refined aesthetics began at an early age. Being the only boy of five children, Al Ali took an early interest in style and fashion, with his curiosity of the arts eventually leading him to Syria's capital city, Damascus, where In 1991, Al Ali joined the College of Fine Arts to study Visual Communications. Inspired by the institute's freedom of expression, Al Ali's decision to design and produce a fashion show for his final graduation project astounded his professors, who were impressed at his portrayal of fine arts through fashion.
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Photographs courtesy Vivian Van Dijk