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Exploring the themes of feminity and modernity with his latest collection ‘White 5’, Rami Al Ali, yet again brings a fresh perspective to wedding wear at the New York Bridal Fashion Week.
The Dubai-based couturier’s new drop features 12 wedding dresses that explore themes of femininity and modernity.
Establishing a collection for the modern-day bride, the designer used his signature aesthetic to deconstruct traditional looks by reimagining them.
Traditional, princess-style gowns and voluminous full skirts are met with structured bodices, while elaborate architectural detailing stands out on sleek and sensual silhouettes.
For the fabrics, Al-Ali used delicate French laces, sumptuous silks, whimsical tulle and organza. The dresses were handcrafted with Swarovski crystal embroidery coupled with beadwork.
The color palette features shades of white and pearl, with touches of silver hues on some gowns.
One of his head-turning designs features a fully embellished off-shoulder fairy-tale wedding dress in lace with long sleeves and gathered tulle at the neckline.
He also created an off-shoulder mermaid crepe gown, with an asymmetrical bodice, beaded bell sleeves and a waist-enhancing belt.
For the daring and non-traditional brides, Al-Ali designed a halter neck tubino satin wedding gown with layered tulle and a long train adorned with beadwork and feathers.
This is Al-Ali’s third time presenting his bridal collection at New York’s bi-annual bridal fashion event.
Al-Ali’s client list includes US actresses Eva Longoria and Brianna Hildebrand, British star Helen Mirren, Oscar-winning costume designer Hannah Beachler, British star Elizabeth Henstridge and German model Leonie Hanne.
He also has celebrity fans from across the Arab world, including Egyptian actress Yousra, singer Angham and Saudi actress, singer and host Aseel Omran.
Born to a historian mother and an architect father, the Syrian-designer inherited curiosity for art and culture which he seamlessly imbibes in his body of work.
Al-Ali explained what inspired him to become a designer.
“The moment I realized the effect appearance had on us and others and how powerful this communication tool was, I was hooked. The speed with which an outfit was able to change one’s mood inspired me to become part of this movement,” he said, adding that he tries to “stay relevant and connect with the youth of today and understand their idea of ‘cool’.”
New York Bridal Fashion Week runs until April 14. Ali-Ali is one of just two Arab designers to showcase their bridal collections at the event, with Lebanese designer Reem Acra set to showcase her Spring 2024 line on Thursday.
– Input from Arab News was used in this article.