"I was used to seeing my creations on the red carpet, but people in Berlin don't dress up like that. I now prefer to create pieces you can wear on the street or to party, but always with that certain something and also a bit political and provocative"
Kussay Chi Chakly was born in Damascus, Syria. His love for fashion and design manifested early and he enrolled in the prestigious ESMOD fashion school. Kussay’s creative journey has led him from Beirut, where he worked in the newly founded fashion label Sacrosanct, to a key position at the couture house Rami Al Ali Couture in Dubai. The creations born out of this collaboration were featured on several runways during Couture Fashion Week in Paris and AltaRoma couture week. Kussay’s creations for Rami Al Ali have dressed several celebrities like Chanel Iman, Carla Gugino, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez among others. With former model turned designer Jelena Bin Drai, Kussay created an array of exquisite collections showcased exclusively for selected clients.
Kussay’s journey has finally brought him to Berlin, a city that never ceases to inspire and challenge him to create bold, energetic, and edgy pieces that are as eclectic as the city that has welcomed him and empowered him to follow his creative impulses.
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