Showing no signs of slowing down, Syrian-born couturier Rami Al Ali wowed the world’s most style-savvy at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. The French capital saw Al Ali’s swoon-worthy S/S14 collection presented at the famed Parisian hotel, Le Maurice.  Prepare to be astounded by his fifth season collection

Master of the gown, Al Ali takes his hand to a more flowing (but always) feminine silhouette this season with pastel hues reigning supreme in the new collection. With a palette of lemon, mint, baby blue, blush and a spattering of silver, the designs are the prettiest interpretation of the collection’s muse – a painting by John Everett Millais of Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, Ophelia.


John Everett Millais’ Ophelia

Al Ali’s signature embroidery and embellishments make these gowns more a work of art, with flowers, branches and leaves adorning each creation.  On showing in Paris, Al Ali told emirateswoman.com: “It’s an honour to show in Paris. I think my gowns work on women from anywhere in the world. From the girl in London to the woman in Paris – I try to appeal to all of these women.”

Born in Deir ez-Zor, and the only boy of five children, Al Ali’s love for all things artistic started at an early age. In 1991, Al Ali went to Syria’s capital city, Damascus, where he joined the College of Fine Arts to study Visual Communications. His graduating fashion show received incredible reviews from his professors and the public alike and upon graduating in 1995, Al Ali packed his bags and moved base, setting up in the cosmopolitan UAE.



It didn’t take long for him to settle in, with Al Ali rapidly finding himself dressing the Middle East’s most fabulous. By 2000 the charming designer set up the Rami Al Ali label. Fast forward a few more years and Al Ali has worked on the 2006 Asian Olympic Games, Swarovski’s coffee table book, Unbridled, and has dressed celebrities including Beyoncé, Ivana Trump and Kelly Rowland.

The Rami Al Ali atelier is located Al Wasl Road, Villa 697 Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE (04) 3945607.