A hint of what’s to come in drawing form, photos pinned to a mood board, the gifted hands of the petites mains embroidering a small section of mesh fabric, and samples of textures mounted to the sketches they accompany – when you’re behind the scenes of one of the Middle East’s most accomplished ateliers, you are privy to all of these moments and more.
For the Fall 2017 Couture season, it is these minute details that make Rami Al Ali’s collection stand out. See the looks walk under the studious gaze of the designer, who notices how the fabric falls, how the appliqués move, and how the the embellishments sparkle under the studio lights. Above all, he’s attuned to what adjustments must be made to realize his vision. This season, his gowns are gleaming with crystals, draped and cut on the bias, and pleated and structured at the bodice, each more extraordinary than the last.
What once was an idea inside a renowned couturier’s mind becomes actualized from theory to sketch to mesmerizing gown, which is then assembled into a family of looks for the forthcoming season. From the finishing stitches to model fittings, the video above reveals exclusively to Savoir Flair readers how Rami Al Ali’s gorgeous Fall 2017 Couture presentation came together.