Returning to the French capital for his 9th consecutive season, couturist and fashion designer Rami Al Ali unveiled his spring/summer 2016 couture collection today to an intimate gathering of fashion’s crème de la crème. A vision of creativity and beauty, Al Ali looks at 2 opposing cultures from different eras to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and art.
Taking inspiration from the iconic decorative Moorish artistry and manipulating the historic accents with masquerade-inspired silhouettes, creating a juxtaposition of the 2 contrasting periods. Volume is key as layers of satin and brocade fabrics are formed together to create exaggerated tulles adding drama and mystery to the collection.
Embracing the masquerade essence, structured elements allowed the female silhouette to be showcased, befitting the Rami Al Ali’s signature feminine aesthetic. Tulip skirts are architecturally designed with a nod to the 1960s, whilst time-honored techniques are incorporated to modernise the classic embroidery, which is seen throughout the collection. Floor length gowns are artfully cascaded in luxurious brocades and two-tone satins, effortlessly finished with gazar and gold lames.
Revealing a modern color palette of shades of gold, taupe, coral and royal blue, resulting an overall freshness to the collection.
Rami Al Ali’s unveiling couture collection exhibits how unique craftsmanship and historical inspiration can be combined through the art of couture.