Rami Al Ali (Arabic: رامي العلي ; born in Deir ez-Zor) is a Syrian-born fashion designer.
He is the son of architect Ghassan and mother Sameeha, a graduate in Middle Eastern history, grew up in Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Al Ali took an early interest in fashion and was mesmerised by the power of style and the confidence it brings.
Rami Al Ali moved to Damascus and joined the College of Fine Arts in 1991 to study Visual Communications. This led to his experimentation with creative pursuits in subjects such as interior and graphic design. In 1995 Al Ali designed and produced a fashion show for his final graduation presentation.
Rami Al Ali’s next move was to the United Arab Emirates where in 2000 the Rami Al Ali Couture brand was founded.
During the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar, La Mode En Images selected Rami Al Ali to participate along with a number of key international designers and Austrian crystal maker Swarovski, followed by choosing Rami Al Ali to be part of their book Unbridaled alongside couture veterans Giorgio Armani, Vivian Westwood and John Galliano.
Rami Al Ali’s ultimate breakthrough came in 2009, when he showcased his Spring/Summer couture collection on the runway at Rome’s AltaRoma couture week. This was the first time Rami Al Ali engaged professionally with the European fashion media, and was the first of six consecutive shows to take place during this prestigious fashion week. His success was further cemented by being named as one of the top 50 most influential Arabs by The Middle East Magazine. Further fashion shoots with high-profile celebrities extended Rami Al Ali’s notoriety, with his designs being sought after by celebrities and socialites alike, adorning the likes of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Chanel Iman, Carla Gugino, Isabeli Fontana, Aishwarya Rai, Vanessa Mae, Youssra and Googoosh, amongst others. In January 2012, Rami Al Ali debuted at the Couture Fashion Week in Paris alongside International designers such as Elie Saab, Chanel, Valentino and Dior.
Rami Al Ali launched his first couture collection for AW in 2012 in Paris which was inspired by Baroque creations, intricate detailing and several visuals that embodied elements from the era, bringing them back to life through the new generation of couture. Rami Al Ali continues to showcase two couture collections annually in the French capital. His latest collection was the Spring Summer 2016 in Paris which was inspired from two contrasting periods: the iconic decorative Moorish artistry and manipulation of the historic accents with masquerade inspired silhouettes.
Rami Al Ali returned to the French capital with his very first couture show to celebrate his tenth consecutive season. Under the eyes of fashion’s elite, the Autumn Winter 2016/17 couture collection was showcased at Hotel d’Evreux. This collection was inspired by the decorative assemble and technique of Mosaic art, in which Al Ali used the idea of ‘grouping’ as metaphor for the sovereignty of the collective over the individual and a reflection of our lives in society.
In 2015, Rami Al Ali decided to add a new branch to the brand and launched his first ready to wear collection for Autumn/Winter 2015 followed by Spring/ Summer 2016 which showcased modern silhouettes and elegant styles reflecting a relaxed yet glamorous approach to cocktail evening wear.
For AW 16/17, Rami Al Ali fashion house unveiled it’s forth Prêt–à–porter collection, showcasing a modern approach to luxurious evening-wear The designs focused on the upper body of the dresses to highlight the waist element while the details and the underlining structure came together to highlight the silhouette. Al Ali used soft multilayered tulles and lace that pleated around the body while silk pleats were used to create volume. The collection saw rich bold colors such as deep emerald green, sapphire blue, coral orange and old rose.
Rami Al Ali design house presented the 2016 bridal collection which glanced through years of sartorial transformation on the aisle. This collection was created to vow the spotlight on the bride on her special day. The collection saw a lot of volume added by using multi-layers of tulle and organza, with intricate beading and embroidery to focus on the female figure for a modern touch. The collection also saw a blend of rich textiles in unexpected ways that added a twisted touch to the Al Ali label.
Well known clients of Al Ali include:Amanda Holden
Nawal El Kuwaitia