Courtesy Rami Al Ali
Rami Al Ali’s just showcased his beautiful new collection in Paris. It is comprised of 26 floor length, A-line gowns with high necklines and cinched waists. The colours are mostly deep blues and purples and are broken up by neutral browns and beiges. He used light and heavy fabrics , “I wanted to encapsulate femininity through flowing gowns while adding an edge with more dramatic, structured pieces”.
His collection was inspired by Gustav Klimt, “I’m a huge fan of his work and similarly to myself his pieces embody the female form, which is something I always strive to incorporate into my designs. The artist also had a real eye for detail, which is a strong part of my own design aesthetic and can be seen throughout the collection with Klimt-inspired graphics.
My pearl encrusted “headpiece” attracted some attention at Fashion Forward today, people commented on it throughout the day, saying it was pretty, asking where its from and where I had it put in etc etc…It was actually just an old necklace that I wore in my hair, I placed it on the side where my parting is and hid the chain at the back under my hair and kept in place with 2 hairgrips…
One of the regions leading designers, Rami Al Ali, said in a talk I attended that “Couture is the space to dream while pret is reality” dreaming in fashion keeps you away from the masses, it gives you a sense of identity while following trends just makes you one of the crowd.
Dare to dream! You don’t have to wear things the way you see them worn, if you think something looks good your probably right. I think its important to be expressive with your style, wear things because YOU like them not because you think others will! That way even if someone else doesn’t like what your wearing you wont care because YOU love it.
Having said that…I do hope my necklace headpieces catch on hahaha