Soft, flowing fabrics, florals and pastel hues combine to form a stunning romantic silhouette for the modern woman, as Omani designer Amal al Raisi’s refreshing spring/summer 2016 collection shows
Many of you may already know Amal al Raisi, the talented Omani designer who launched her label Dar Al Aseel in Muscat more than eight years ago. While her focus has been on designing traditional Omani dresses, abayas and jalaybias, Amal recently launched her newest venture, “by Amal Al Raisi”
By Amal Al Raisi marks the designer’s first foray into the world of ready-to-wear and she says modern women who are feminine but “not delicate” inspired this collection. She adds that the collection has a “touch of couture”, while the embroidery is done by hand, a signature she has taken from her traditional designs.
“By Amal Al Raisi is designed to honour Arab traditions, but my goal is for the pieces to be worn far beyond the borders of Oman,” says Amal.
Here, we showcase some of Amal’s creations from her new collection, which was launched recently at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Prices range from about RO90 to RO600 and for more information, go to byamalalraisi.com
This pieces bias-cut net dress with customised lace takes the romantic look to the next level.
Soft and flowing, this pale rose crepe A-line dress features hand-embroidered sleeves and slits on both sides.
Amal has added a fun twist to this crepe haltered hi-low top, which features a hand-embroidered collar that drops to the floor like a super hero’s cape. The dupion tipper pants complete the look.
This delicate pale grey pure crepe A-line top with frills and customised lace at the back is paired with sleek matching tipper dupion pants.