February 3, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Rami al Ali
Paris, France – Rami al Ali presents his new Spring/Summer 2015 collection in a very intimate setting away from the catwalks of Paris during the haute couture week. This season we see him bringing his creative energies and mastery of draping to fifteen breath-taking silhouettes.
In any presentation of a collection one always can point out a favorite look. But in an exquisite collection of gowns such as the Spring/Summer 2015 collection of Rami al Ali, it is near IMPOSSIBLE to place one’s finger on “the favorite one”. However, one can say with great confidence that Ali’s black sleeveless gown with an asymmetrically cut bust and with exquisite embroideries is a fine example of what classic Hollywood stars like Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge and Veronica Lake would crave in today’s world.
The Syria-born, Dubai-based couturier is working with silk, tulle, gazar, lace, laser-cut materials, etc. Each silhouette is built upon an undetectable corset. And the delicate embroideries of Swarovski crystals elements and pearls are all handmade in Ali’s own ateliers in Dubai.
In several of the gowns one finds the most graceful details of subtlety placed atop the bust. Here Ali adds an extra touch of femininity that is nearly lingerie-like. It immediately captures the eye’s attention and renders the wearer of the gown more sublime.
Ali does the vast majority of the collection in the traditional draping technique. Anywhere from the shortest of distance one would be easily fooled into believing that the gowns are designed on paper, cut and then sewn together. However, it is only upon close examination where one realizes Ali’s grand mastery of his art. The result leaves one speechless!