RAMI AL ALI
Balance Between Beauty, Wear-ability and Congruity
By Ford Leland
Paris, France – The intimate golden geometries of famed symbolist painter Gustav Klimt came alive this season in Syrian designer Rami Al Ali’s Winter 2013 couture collection. Contrasting his previous season’s lack of clear direction, he has now produced a beautiful succession of refined gowns that strike an even balance between beauty, wear-ability, and congruity in concept.
A master craftsman of evening wear, his cuts draped effortlessly to the floor while carefully caressing the female form with embellishments of polished stones, beads, and large sequins in varying sizes of rounded Klimtian squares. Colors progressed evenly through ivory and gold, to silver and burnt bronze before climaxing in a still of greys and blacks. Complemented by the sophistication of its styling details, the collection possesses a delicate atmosphere of youthful intellect that will lend itself greatly to those wishing to make a smart statement this winter.