Haute Couture Designers Beyond Chanel: From Syria. Rami Al Ali. Syrian born high fashion designer debuted in fashion world with his graduate collection in early 90s. By 2012 Mr. Ali was an official member of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. He produces five collections a year including his Bridal line. Designer's stardom clientele include Ivana Trump, Vanessa Mae, Danii Minogue, amongst others. Mr. Ali is currently based in Dubai.