Rami Al Ali is a favourite amongst the style set of Dubai. Known for his intricate detailing, expertly constructed silhouettes and feminine aesthetic, the designer excels at creating red carpet ready gowns.
In January, he showed his S/S17 couture collection in Paris and Bazaar was there to capture the journey from his Jumeirah atelier to the majestic surrounds of The Ritz.
The collection was inspired by Japan, in particular, the Sakura flowers which are now in bloom. As a result, the dresses are adorned with breathtaking appliqué flowers in soft pastel hues. It also blends beautifully blends elements of the East and West, giving the collection a borderless appeal, something which Rami says he enjoys the challenge and ultimate outcome of. "Whether it's East and West, geometric and organic, classic and modern, this is the game I always enjoy the result of. Playing with East and West [in this collection] gives you the best of both worlds."
The film also sees Rami shooting his lookbook, and ahead of the show, the designer told Bazaar, "I'm much more relaxed than any other season."
Press play on the film below to join Bazaar and Rami on this fashionable journey.