Rami Kadi is a Lebanese-American fashion designer. His diverging origins fuse flavors from the East and the West, exuding a mixed blend of freedom, emancipation and traditional warmth. Whilst these worlds sometimes clash, they also attract each other, and ultimately find a common bond: their long-established ancestral know-how.
Since his early childhood, Rami Kadi developed a passion for the art of embroidery and various ancient craft skills. As he wanders alone through fashion workshops, he conquers fabrics and materials surrounding him, visualizing every detail to perfection.
His fervor and commitment to craftsmanship naturally opened the doors of ESMOD, which he successfully completed in 2008, distinguishing himself with his talent, his innovation and his dexterity.
Upon graduation, he continued his path with Rabih Kayrouz and soon after, he was selected by the Starch Foundation to showcase his first collection.
The success was immediate. His attention to detail combined with his natural design flair and his considerable tailoring technique earned him the recognition and trust of the most demanding clients, putting him at the forefront of fashion designers of his generation.
In May 2011, at only 25, he launched his own studio and opened his first boutique in the heart of Beirut. There, he presents his Haute Couture creations and crafts unique pieces attracting a wide range of clientele.
Not only has Rami Kadi built his credentials among Couture Clients, but he also became a true Celebrities’ sweetheart, including divas such as Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese, Arab stars such as Myriam Fares, Ahlam and Maya Diab, Taiwanese Model and actress Lin Chi-ling. Vietnamese catwalks producer Jessica Minh Anh. Bollywood celebrities like Amy Jackson, Malaika Arora and Divya Khosla Kumar as well as fashion influencers and socialites like Candela Novembre, Shanina Shaik and Jamie Chua.
It was then only natural that, in 2014, he started showcasing his collections in the capital of luxury and glamour, Paris, during the Paris Couture Week.
Rami Kadi is a contemporary Couturier passionate about modern tailoring. With his distinctive and spicy creations, he builds bridges across cultures where East and West meet. Through his collections, he pays tribute to “hand-made” work, the art he is particularly fond of.
It is Rami Kadi’s insight, his sharpness; his inspiration weaved to an incredible sense of craftsmanship that make his creations unforgettable.