Ronald Abdala is an emerging British-Lebanese designer who launched his first ready-to-wear collection, X-Ray, in 2007. Likened to Jean-Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen, Ronald is something of a rebel.
Born in London in March 1979, his culturally diverse fashion style is a reflection of his rich international background, having lived and studied in London, Lagos, Paris, Nice, Los Angeles, and Beirut.
In the summer of 2007 he opened his fashion design studio in Beirut, and launched his high-end women’s line under the Ronald Abdala label. Ronald is a creator of both edgy ready-to-wear and modern, glamorous couture gowns. His signature style includes bias-cut gowns, elaborate draping, and creative embellishments and embroideries. His style is bold and architectural yet sensual and feminine. His distinctive designs represent a unique interplay of western fashion modes and craftsmanship with traditional Middle Eastern elements.
Photography: Ajith Narendra