Today embarks a very special moment for Syrian designer Rami Al Ali, as he returns to the French Capital with his very first couture show in celebration of his tenth consecutive season. Under the eyes of fashion’s elite the autumn/winter 2016/17 couture collection was showcased within the beautiful venue of Hotel d’Evreux.
Inspired by the decorative assemble and technique of Mosaic art, Rami Al Ali used the idea of ‘grouping’ as metaphor for the sovereignty of the collective over the individual and a reflection of our lives in society.
Delving into the togetherness of different elements in a form of art, the collection depicts the grouping of small, intricate details through an ornate display of embroidery on each garment. Luxurious fabrications were used as a canvas for the exquisite meeting of the many delicate stones, creating an elaborate statement on the unlimited possibilities each pixel holds and the myriad of ways it can be effortlessly arranged.
Maintaining the signature Al Ali feminine allure, the collection references 50s glamour with cinched in waists and billowing skirts as well as off-shoulder, uneven necklines rendering the romantic undercurrent of yesteryears. The hourglass silhouettes and fabrics gathered in complex undulating forms bring high-voltage drama and sensuality to eveningwear.
Tulle, satin and chiffon are reworked with snippets of lace and crystal mesh as embellishments in shades of Bordeaux, dark slate and ensign blue adding to the overarching mystique feel. While lilac and subtle green lighten up the mood and modernize the couture collection.
Rami Al Ali’s unveiling couture collection exudes elegance, creativity, and exhibits refined glamour at its best.
The show took place at Hotel d’Evreux, 19 Place Vendome, 75001 Paris, France.