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Rami Al Ali’s SS17 Collection takes inspiration from the Land of the Rising Sun’s Cherry Blossoms

Syrian designer, Rami Al Ali, made his return to the French Capital to showcase his Spring/Summer 2017 couture collection in the idyllic setting of the Hotel Ritz Paris. A visualisation of elegance and creativity, Al Ali looks to the marvelling beauty of the iconic Sakura flowering tree to provide a fusion of sensuality, technique and art.

Inspired by the Cherry Blossom, and the representation of the fragility and attractiveness of life in the Land of The Rising Sun, the collection offers an array of traditional and visual statements. The couturier sets the blooming flower as a backdrop to convey the ephemerality inherent in life, and one’s transition through the years. Employing a stunning display of colours and exhibiting the house’s mastery in materials, the collection sheds light to the luminosity of youth and the movement of such attributes as vigour and maturity with the passage of time.

A striking look inspired by the oriental kimono pays ode to the intimacy within, shielded by a strong exterior, by utilising a splendid mixture of textures and layers. Luxurious fabrics are swept around the body with multi-layers of soft tulle, satin and lame, whilst considered hand cut embellishment is used implementing an overall charm. The collection is strewn with bows imitating the storied flower within the structure and through the silhouette.

Continuing to honour the Al Ali feminine aesthetic, soft silhouettes are met with architecturally designed structures creating a sense of tranquillity and harmony throughout the collection. Integrating a variety of complex design features to each garment, echoing an effortless and contemporary feel.

Revealing a soft and subtle colour palette of shades of beige, with touches of creole pink, silver grey and sakura prints conveying a fresh graceful feel.

Rami Al Ali’s innovative edit demonstrates creativity, unique craftsmanship and new techniques through the art of couture.

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