Syrian fashion designer Rami Al Ali has managed to create a niche brand, with refined and elegant lines, that caters to an international, modern woman, while still having his heritage in mind. His couture focuses on building a bridge between cultures and showcasing his craftsmanship and the story behind it.
Rami’s curiosity and yearning for creativity were nestled in him since he was a child, growing up with an architect father and elegant historian mother in Deir ez-Zor, a city in Eastern Syria.
After studying Visual Arts at the college of Fine Arts in Damascus, he quickly started his fashion career in Dubai and Beirut. From there, he managed to become a household name internationally in the couture world, occupying the pages of leading fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.
He is now one of the top 50 most influential Arabs by The Middle East Magazine and has worked with some of the most glamorous women, including Beyonce, Aishwarya Rai, Chanel Iman, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Julianne Moore and more!
Rami started by designing couture and, after strong demands, he established his ready-to-wear line, which was well received by the international audiences.
He has a unique way of playing with diverse shapes, including voluminous ball gowns and long-train dresses, studded with shiny details or interesting, fluid-like fabrics, including silk and satin.
Celebrating love and the sacred day of the wedding, Rami Al Ali also designs bridal gowns, which all critics have fallen in love with. The intricate details of each design is mesmerizing.
Coming from war-torn Syria, Rami knows very well that fashion is not only about the glitz and glam. It’s about paying it forward and uplifting women, making them more confortable in their own bodies, rocking their uniqueness.
The designer is now focusing on the new generation of talent. He has honored his commitment to young couturiers with a mentoring program at the prestigious ESMOD Fashion Institute. He has also participated in the non-profit organization Atassi foundation exhibition, that explored the beginnings of the women’s art movement in Syria.
During the pandemic, he launched Ard Dyar, a community designed to encourage open conversations with well-established Syrian figures. This way, it uplifts the emerging Syrian talent across the world. We cannot wait to see what else he has in store for the future!
Photos courtesy of Rami Al Ali. Check out his work, here.