For Autumn/Winter 2020, Rami Al Ali launches his ninth pret-a-porter collection, taking creative cues from the eighties – a polarizing era of bold style, daring colours, and exaggerated silhouettes. In homage to Dynasty glamour, Al Ali curates 26 inspiring looks that beautifully illustrate evening grandeur.
In a decade that pioneered female empowerment, the eighties marked a new era in power dressing. Al Ali translated this into tailored silhouettes that combined overstated shoulders, angular sleeves, and an ultra-cinched waist to bring the best of the decade’s structure into the 21st century. Asymmetrical designs with sharp tailoring bring a fresh, ultra-cool element to the collection and balance overtly feminine designs. Glamorous evening dresses that channel a young Joan Collins are brought into focus and are skillfully reimagined with contemporary ingenuity. Ruffled tops and flourishing side-bows pair with sleek, fit-to-form skirts for a playful but wearable style.
The more-is-more bravado of the eighties is echoed through the vibrant palette of raspberry, lime, lemon and turquoise. Audacious colour blocking adds a theatrical element to the overall aesthetic of the collection while detailed beadwork delivers on the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship. An assortment of luxe fabric including silk organza, crepe, satin mikado, jacquard and tulle are integrated for an eclectic look.
Here’s all 26 looks…