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Rami Al Ali Is Going Beyond Fashion To Empower Syrian Women

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Rami Al Ali has taken his two passions — art and uplifting women — and combined them by way of a new art exhibition in collaboration with an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Atassi Foundation. “Personal Revolutions” is an art show situated at Dubai’s 8th at Warehouse 60 in Alserkal Avenue, that aims to shed light on the early beginning of the women’s art movement in the designer’s home country of Syria, emphasizing the immense role female artists played in shaping the nation’s art scene.

Showcasing a number of unpublished portraits, documents, photos, and paintings that all date back to the twentieth century — alongside a dress designed by Al Ali back in 2012, which was showcased at his debut couture show — the exhibition tells a story of the oft-forgotten Syrian women artisans while promoting the Levant nation’s rich culture.

By Nagham Hudaifa. Courtesy.

“It is truly a pleasure to be working again with Atassi Gallery through their foundation, 23-years after starting my career with them,” shares the Syrian couturier. “Being part of Atassi Foundation exhibition in Dubai extends the message of empowering all women, and reinforces the brand’s DNA of inspiring women and being inspired by them at the same time,” he adds.

By Nour Assalieh. Courtesy.

It’s not the first time Al Ali teams up with an organization for a good cause. Notably, in 2017, the couturier joined forces with the Middle East’s first fashion institute, Esmod Dubai, to give young, aspiring fashion designers a unique internship opportunity. The collaboration, which supports young talent in the region, invited undergraduate students to develop their very own capsule collections with the aim of winning an internship experience at Rami Al Ali’s Jumeirah atelier, and the chance to create a collection to be sold exclusively at Pôlette Concept Store in City Walk.

“Personal Revolutions” is running until April 8 at Warehouse 60, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.

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