No-one manages to tie their collection to art with quite as much thoughtfulness and intellect as does Rami Al Ali. Last time he captured the essence of Klimt, and for spring 2014 the emotion of Ophelia.
Al Ali was musing specifically on John Everett Millais’ famed painting of the tragic heroine: that vibrant melange of flowers, green mossy water, and sadness. In it the mad Ophelia floats, “as one incapable of her own distress”, about to be weighed down by her luscious embroidered gown. That’s not to put a damper on Al Ali’s garments: there’s beauty in tragedy when it’s interpreted by art, whether it’s in Shakespeare’s words, in Millais’ brush, or in Al Ali’s series of incredible gowns.
Though each different from the next (apparently each representing one of Ophelia’s series of changing emotions) Rami Al Ali’s dresses fit together into a collection with coherence. Perhaps that’s due to their shared stateliness, elegance, and of course, their impeccable detail.
You can see all of the Rami Al Ali haute couture spring 2014 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree