STARCH DESIGNERS 2009

 

BIO - Ronlad Abdala

 

Ronald Abdala was born in London in March 1979, to Lebanese parents. After attending schools in London, Lagos, Paris, and Beirut, he moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where he enrolled in a fashion design program at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing.

 

In 1998 he moved back to Beirut where he began a degree in Graphic Design, but shortly thereafter enrolled in Esmod Beirut to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design. In 2002, after graduating top of his class, he attended Central Saint Martins in London to complete a two-year program, which included fashion marketing, and experimental fashion with David Kappo.

 

In 2004 he returned to Beirut where he joined one of Beirut's most successful couture houses: Maison Rabih Kayrouz as senior fashion designer. In the summer of 2007, he launched his Label "Ronald Abdala” and has currently presented seven collections. In 2009 “Ronald Abdala” was one of three young talents to be featured in the second season of the Maison Rabih Kayrouz young designer boutique Starch.

 

In 2010, Ronald was selected to represent Lebanon for the first session of the "Maison Euromediterranean de la Mode a Marseille". The workshop, which runs for a period of six months, groups seven young designers of Mediterranean decent with established young designers, architects, heads of companies, and professionals in the fashion business, and aims to build a Euromediterranean fashion network. Jean Jacques Picart, Jocelyn Imbert, and Maryline Bellieud parent the workshop.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Tel: +9613393128

 

Email:

ronald@ronaldabdala.com

Website:

www.ronaldabdala.com

RONALD ABDALA COLLECTION