April 23, 2013 12:00 AM | by Cynthia Nakhle
Feature Designer - Ronald Abdala
Arab fashion designer, Ronald Abdala, has emerged as an internationally recognized creative designer at an early stage in his promising career. Born in London in March 1979, his life has been spent in a number of countries – London, Lagos, Paris, Los Angeles, and Beirut. In 2004, he joined one of Beirut’s most successful couture houses: ”Maison Rabih Kayrouz”, as senior fashion designer. In the summer of 2007 Ronald decided to launch out on his own, and opened his fashion design studio. The Ronald Abdala brand was born. It has since achieved significant success and recognition as a high-end fashion line. As a British/Lebanese designer, Ronald’s multi-cultural identity is strongly evident in his stylistic and aesthetic elements. His creations represent a unique interplay of western fashion modes and craftsmanship with traditional Middle Eastern elements and embellishments. International recognition of his talent was further highlighted in 2010 when he became the first Lebanese designer to be selected for the prestigious Maison Euro-Méditerranéenne De La Mode scholarship program, supported by the French Ministry of Culture. Here are my favorite picks from his latest collection, l’Heure Bleue, as well as a few couture dresses and items from previous collections.
Here is what Arab fashion designer Ronald had to say when asked about his favorite fashion trend and worst trick for this season. When asked about his favorite fashion trend for the season, Ronald said that he does not follow trends, nor does he believe in them. He tries to avoid them all together. His motto: If it is trendy then it is not unique. His perspective on fashion is about being unique, different and fun.
I highly advise you to visit the boutique at Immeuble Des Soeurs Basiliennes Chouerites, Abdel Wahab Al Inglizi street Achrafieh. +961 1 33 70 33. You can also visit the website to discover all his collections.