Rami Al Ali's New Exhibition Shines A Light On Female Artisans In Syria

BY Milli Midwood / Mar 11 2019 / 15:30 PM

The show boasts an archival design from Al Ali’s 2012 Couture collection, plus a number of unpublished pieces from Syrian woman, such as portraits, documents, photos and paintings, all dated back to the twentieth century

Rami Al Ali's New Exhibition Shines A Light On Female Artisans In Syria

The fashion world has long had an acquaintance-like relationship with philanthropy, but no one does it quite like Rami Al Ali. Proving that great fashion and a give-back business model aren't mutually exclusive, last year the Syrian courtier patterned with Dubai’s French fashion university Esmod, to offer budding designers the chance to be mentored by him. And now, continuing his give-back movement, Al Ali has collaborated with the Atassi Foundation, an independent non-profit initiative to promote Syrian art and culture.

The Atassi foundation, which was founded by Sadek and Mouna, has partnered with the creative director to put on an exhibition, which is running from now until April 8 in Al Quoz-based art hub Alserkal Avenue, titled Personal Revolutions. It explores “the early beginning of women’s artistic movement in Syria, and shows the great role they played in building their artistic identity.” The exhibition includes a dress designed by Al Ali himself in 2012 and was revealed during his first Couture show.

Rami Al Ali's 2012 Haute Couture design will be on display at the exhibition

“It is truly a pleasure to be working again with Atassi Gallery through their foundation, twenty three years after starting my career with them,” says Rami Al Ali. “Being part of Atassi Foundation exhibition in Dubai extends the message of empowering all women, and reinforces the brand’s DNA of inspiring women and being inspired by them at the same time.”

The Personal Revolutions exhibition is running from March 9 to April 8 at Warehouse 60, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.

Press play to watch Rami Al Ali in conversation in Julien MacDonald