Rami Al Ali's New Collection: By The Numbers

BY Samantha Hamilton Rushforth / Aug 8 2017 / 21:18 PM

The Syrian designer reveals exactly how much work (and how many beads) go into each stunning look

Rami Al Ali's New Collection: By The Numbers
Rami Al Ali A/W17

For his sixth pret-a-porter collection, Dubai-based designer Rami Al Ali eschewed his signature romantic style in favour of a more utilitarian motif. Packed with earthy tones and a structural, conformist take on classic eveningwear silhouettes, Al Ali's elegant touch is still apparent throughout with the use of Bandolier-inspired embroidery, luxurious fabrics like lace and tulle and soft metallic tones.

(Left) Look 18. (Right) Look 27.

Taking Bazaar into the inner workings of his atelier, the celebrity designer breaks down what really goes into sourcing, shaping and creating his latest collection, by the numbers... 

8  The number colours were used across the entire collection.

53  Stones in total were used on look number 18, (above) the most for a dress in this launch. 

31  The total number of looks in this entire collection. 

5  How many months in advance Rami and his team spent sourcing fabrics and trimmings for the collection. 

3  The number of trials it look seamstresses to work on each piece before the beadwork was finalized. 

7  Hours spent creating the beading work on look number 27 (above). 

24  Out of the 31 looks have embroidery. 

9 Silhouettes were used across the collection, including mermaid gowns, tubino dresses, jackets and mullet gowns.

Rami Al Ali is stocked at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Bloomingdales Dubai and Galleries Lafayette