In the fashion world Lebanon is known for its incredibly talented fashion designers. Lebanon has put Middle Eastern fashion on the map! That is why we need to keep an eye on fresh fashion talent coming from this country as they might be the next best thing in the fashion sphere. One designer to add to our ‘to watch’ list is young designer Rami Kadi, who has been amazing the world of fashion with his stunning designs.
Rami Kadi was born in America and raised in Lebanon. He wanted to explore his passion for design and art and enrolled in several fashion courses at prestigious Lebanese fashion and designs schools. During his studies he gained experience at Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Georges Chakra, two noted Lebanese fashion designers. In 2008 he was selected by the Starch foundation, a foundation promoting talented designer graduates, to showcase his first two collections. He quickly gained recognition as a designer after this and in 2011 Rami Kadi opened his first flagship boutique and atelier in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2013 Rami showcased his latest collection ‘Les Jardins Suspendus’ at Dubai’s Fashion Forward event. At the young age of 27, Rami has created quite a name for himself as a fashion designer and is one to watch in the fashion scene. His celebrity clientele includes famous singer Myriam Fares, who he has dressed on several occasions.
‘Les Jardins Suspendus’
A dream sequence. Backdrop: a grand castle surrounded by acres of land. A picturesque English landscape garden decorated with wild flowers in different vibrant colors. You got the picture? Now add in a beautiful woman wearing Rami Kadi’s latest collection ‘Les Jardins Suspendus’ and you have a perfect fairty tale set up. Rami Kadi’s collection is exquisite, a simple glance through it draws you into a fairy tale story just like the one I was describing earlier. The collection consists of beautiful gowns and playful ensembles in soft shades of blue, pink, green, yellow and more, pastels inspired by nature’s variety of florals. Long length, grand ball gowns, gala gowns and gowns with ruffled skirts fit for a Cinderella story. I like the sudden switch from long length dramatic gowns to fierce and modern dresses in shorter lengths with stunning gold detailing. I like how the shorter length gowns are very young, fit for a starlet like Emma Watson, while the longer length gowns are a little more mature. I love the fine detailing, the handmade luxurious details are of high quality, intricate and haute couture. The fabrics are very lush and luxurious. I feel Rami Kadi knows a woman’s body very well, as the silhouettes are very flattering and nicely cut. My favorites from the collection are the short gold dresses, they are delicate yet fun and flirty. I also love the yellow and white ensemble; a white crop top combined with a ruffled, soft yellow maxi-skirt. It is very edgy. I could see an actress like Rooney Mara wear an ensemble like this one.
‘Les Jardins Suspendus’ is a stunning collection and I can’t wait to see more work from Rami Kadi. I am pretty sure he will, once again, make us gasp in awe when presenting his next collection!
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