The fall 2021 couture collection by Rami Ali appears as a bright light after the dark period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancelled flights and no physical fashion weeks created difficulties for designers with presenting their collections to their clients, especially in haute couture. But the last Rami Al Ali's haute couture collection reminds us that creativity never dies, even in times of crisis. This season, Cyril Porchet's photography and baroque ornamentation inspire the designer. Indeed, the series Seduction, shot by the Swiss photographer captures opulent altars in ten baroque churches, chosen for their architectural ornaments and splendour. Al Ali focuses on one of the pictures which document a church altar in Regensburg, Germany.
Al Ali extracts the baroque creative essence for the 14 looks of the collection. An easy-to-wear couture wardrobe completed with a taste for high-level embellishments. Elegant jumpsuits, ruffled tops, and pleated muslin trousers dive into shades of champagne and beige, enriched with varying degrees of gold, from bright metallic to vintage rust.
Rami Al Ali creates the contrast between lightness and embellishments. Embroideries are the top embellishments: a white tea-length dress covered with sequins and Swarovski pearls. The body becomes a sensual canvas on the transparent mermaid dress, covered with shades of gold embroideries.
Ostrich feathers give movement to the silhouettes, with pearls and Swarovski layering. The gowns are the most spectacular pieces of the collection, designed as architectural sculptures with dramatic folds and covered with precious fabrics as draped silk organza. This dreamy rococo by Rami Al Ali is making us forget home wardrobe trends during quarantine. One thing is to remind in haute couture: glamour lasts always and forever.