While Rony Richa considers himself a regular Lebanese others see him as
an incurable romantic, a master craftsman, a designer who treats fashion
as art, and an unequaled purveyor of glamour who revived the glamorous
fashion of Lebanon.
Born in Shouf in 1971. He developed an interest
in fashion at an early age and continued as a hobby, although first
studying Interior Architecture, he eventually enrolled to study fashion design in 1991 in CAMM, the cross road to reach his ultimate goal and vision.
Year 2000, freshly out of college Rony launched his own label and was a
great success. He is continuing to refine his trademark of contemporary
design imbued with historical and cultural influences from his
Phoenician background. The art of fashion, the joy and pride he takes in
each time one of his creations drapes lightly over a Mediterranean
woman is what truly inspires Rony.
He is continuously looking for
more ways to use colors found in nature, historical landmarks, history
and folklore, which this land has plenty of. Rony is currently
channeling his passion for the grandiose and the fanciful with ocean
enchanted women in gowns, chinoiserie shawl dresses and huge Masaï
necklaces for his next show. Rony ensured that once again the fashion
world will be presented with a new look.
Greatly influenced by
Emmanuel, who showed amazing versatility and variants in his work,
although Rony clearly has a different twist in this day and age,
similarities in what influence and inspire these two artist is clearly
evident from their work.