Syrian fashion designer Rami Al Ali’s fall/winter 2021 couture collection effortlessly marries simplicity with grandiose. Unveiled in a presentation on July 5, the 14 pieces romanticize architectural silhouettes through generously ornate embellishments. Read on for five things you must know about the collection.
The collection borrows from the simplicity of lockdown fashion
Lockdown lifestyles have forced many designers to pivot away from their own aesthetics and toward the sort of simple, elegant clothing that feels right in the present. This collection does no different, with muted yet sophisticated tones that are easy on the eyes.
The collection takes creative cues from an award-winning photography series
The collection follows in the footsteps of a photo series by Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet. Named Seduction, they capture opulent altars in 10 baroque churches. The collection especially mirrors a picture of a church altar in Regensburg, Germany with incredibly detailed handwork. Baroque silhouettes reign supreme in the collection, with a touch of modernity in every piece.
The collection incorporates royal colors and shades
A sense of regality can be felt throughout the collection, conveyed through the Dubai-based designer’s use of champagne and beige hues, interspersed with varying degrees of gold, from bright metallics to vintage rust. As with every Al Ali couture collection, beading plays an integral role to its makeup.
The collection fuses Swarovski crystals and new materials
Employing a dazzling blend of Swarovski crystals and pearls, the collection introduces feathers this season to create movement and provide contrast to the starkness of the gold, while maintaining the feminine codes of the house. New materials such as gilded macramé are also initiated to form a sleek, full crystal look.
The collection amalgamates diverse outfits
Silhouettes vary from voluminous gowns to sleek fit-to-form varieties. Playful tea length dresses are interspersed with elegant jumpsuits, ruffled tops, and pleated muslin trousers.
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