See Rami Al Ali’s Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture Collection

Lindsay Judge   |   31 - 01 - 2021

Rami Ali Ali presented his Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection as part of Paris Fashion Week.

 

Evoking a magical mood of nostalgia, Rami Al Ali dreams up a collection that speaks to his Syrian heritage. He reflects on the magical allure of an evening in Damascus.

 

 

“I’m not quite sure if it’s a fantasy orchestrated by my imagination, or an echo of an old childhood memory, but it always comes back to me so strong, so real, so vivid and very nostalgic.” Said Rami Al Ali. “A Damascene evening, to me, consists of a cool breeze wafting with a sweet Jasmine aroma. Calming whispers behind the rosewood mashrabias, muddled with the gurgle of the courtyard fountain and the shadows created by the full moon, like a serene sanctuary – so soulful and peaceful.”

 

 

A soft colour palette ranging from warm beige to champagne to blush and bold graphic silhouettes complimented by moody shades of black represent shadows and bold plays on light.

 

 

Al Ali tactfully manipulates silhouettes by skillfully casting shadows against the body through strong opaque fabrics –cut to enhance architectural lines. Glistening sequins, crystal beads and liquid satin fabrics bring the collection to life, reflecting light with every movement.

 

 

The collection depicts voluminous ball gowns, sleek floor-grazing dresses and daring jumpsuits crafted with elaborate handwork. Others played up exaggerated architectural forms —over scale ruffles, statement hoods, and abstract bows. Classic couture fabrics including satin and silk have been chosen —and amplified into the extravagant volumes and dimensions that characterize Al Ali’s recent couture collections.