Rami Al Ali’s beautifully concise, 15-piece collection for Spring 2015 Couture proves the merit of his presence in Paris for a seventh consecutive season. With an eye toward ancient Japanese style, Al Ali transformed the kimono into lavish satin gowns, which featured laser-cut organza that mimicked the look of embroidery.
Japanese culture also influenced the collection by way of origami, with patient folding techniques adopted by Al Ali in order to sculpt his gowns and their peony flower embellishments. In this way, Al Ali was able to build structure into his collection by manipulating fabrics into shape without cutting or darting them. What you’re looking at is constructed from a solid sheet of fabric, masterfully maneuvered into place by his talented hand. It’s certainly a challenge to create shapes without the ability to relax tension in the fabric, but Al Ali was more than equal to the task. The rendered effect of his refined gowns reflected a modern spirit while honoring the style of the past.
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