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.”
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Before and after! Swipe for bits from the opening of Personal Revolutions last night. Thank you all for joining us in celebration of the great Syrian artists. For those who missed it, the exhibition will be open until April 8th and we will announce the dates on which public tours will be taking place. #PersonalRevolutions #AtassiFoundation
The Personal Revolutions exhibition is running from March 9 to April 8 at Warehouse 60, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.
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