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Rami Al-Ali

Creative Director, Rami Al Ali Couture

The designer’s elegant gowns have earned him a loyal following among royals, celebrities and socialites in the Middle East as well as global stars from Hollywood and Bollywood.

Biography

Rami Al Ali is the eponymous designer of his label, known for sophisticated couture prized by socialites and celebrities. Syria-born Al Ali began his career working at fashion houses in Dubai after graduating from the art college of Damascus University in 1995. He established his couture line in Dubai in 2001. His work gained popularity around the Gulf region for its creativity and craftsmanship, attracting press coverage in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. 

Al Ali’s breakthrough moment arrived in 2009 when he showed on the official couture calendar at Alta Moda Alta Roma in Italy. In 2012, he made his debut at Paris Couture Week, and he has since continued to expand his business, launching ready-to-wear in 2014 and introducing a bridal ready-to-wear line in 2020.

While he has had a loyal celebrity and royal following in the Middle East for years, more recently he has dressed global stars including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Naomi Campbell . Al Ali has demonstrated a commitment to nurturing young designers through mentorship programmes with Esmod Fashion Institute in Dubai and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council. He is also the founder of Ard Dyar, an initiative dedicated to empowering upcoming Syrian talents by connecting them with accomplished leaders.

Vital Statistics

Born
19 April 1972
Nationality

Syrian Arab republic

Location
United Arab Emirates
Member since
2023

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