Rami Kadi showcased his latest collection Le Royaume Enchanté during Fashion Forward Dubai season 3. A collection inspired by sleeping beauty, a classic fairytale by French writer Charles Perrault. Sleeping beauty awakes after years of sleep and finds herself in a grand castle. The princess moves out of her room to explore the castle and enters a grand ballroom. Kadi’s collection is inspired by the setting of this place, which is glowing with royal opulence. The inspiration for his designs came from items placed in this ball room like beautiful bouquets of flowers, embroidered curtains, lace table decorations and extravagant chandeliers. The castle Kadi describes sounds like a perfect setting for a fairytale wedding!
Rami Kadi is one of those designers who makes fairytales come to live on the runway. He whisks you away to a land where all your fashion dreams come true by using the most beautiful color palettes, intricate embroidery and stunning lace details for his designs. I know for sure that I am not the only woman who excitedly scribbles down the release date of Rami Kadi’s new collection whenever one is announced. His success grows with every collection.
This collection is once again fit for a princess (aren’t we all a princess at heart…). Rami chose a soft, pastel color palette for this collection combined with bright pinks and gold. He has also used innovative fabrics including tulle, silk crêpe, organza, mikado and lace. A highlight of this collection is a stunning bridal gown. A modern gown with a bejeweled/embroidered bodice with sweetheart neckline. It has a ball gown skirt; voluminous and dramatic in a soft, pastel peach color. The white embroidery detail gives this gown an extra dimension and the color gives it a touch of modernity, breaking free from the white bridal gown tradition. The skirt is also decorated with lace-like details; beautiful flowers in white. I always imagined myself wearing an Indian style gown at my own wedding, but when this breath taking gown appeared on the runway during Fashion Forward Dubai that image changed. My picture-perfect wedding daydream now includes me waltzing through a ball room wearing this Rami Kadi design.
Another favorite from this collection is a long, pastel pink gown from which the fabric graciously hugs the body, celebrating the female form. The see-through lace detail is beyond stunning and adds a hint of sexiness to this gown. The lace fabric of its panel train trails behind the model and resembles a wild waterfall made from lace fabric. I also adore Rami Kadi’s signature cocktail dresses. This gold one is sexy and fierce, a design fit for a young Hollywood it-girl!
Check out my favorites from this collection in the gallery and take a look at rami-kadi.com to admire Rami’s other collections.
Photography by Odette Kahwagi