(May 11, 1976 - living) Palestine
The son of the former Miss Jordan, Rami Kashou grew up in style. Kashou was born in Jerusalem and raised in Ramallah where he was often commissioned by the local town socialites to design their ensembles.
Upon arriving in the U.S. in 1996, Kashou worked in retail for several years. This eventually led him to a buying and merchandising position at a well-known boutique in Los Angeles. After a stint of traveling to Europe as a buyer, Kashou bit the bullet and purchased two sewing machines. He vigorously studied pattern making from the local vintage boutiques. After three years of self-education, he began creating what would later be known as the "One of a Kind" collection that was picked up by various notable Los Angeles boutiques.
Rami Kashou has shown his devotion and passion for ground-breaking feminine design, and as a result has become one of the most coveted runway shows to attend during fashion week, attracting celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, and Amy Smart. He was honored with the GenArt Alumni sponsorship to showcase his collection in the tents of Bryant Park in addition to his numerous seasons at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles.
Rami Kashou has been recognized in the U.S. and abroad as an innovative designer. His designs can be found around the world from Europe to Asia, and have sold in stores such as Harrod's in London and Big Drop in New York. In 2005, Kashou was commissioned to create the costumes for America's Next Top Model national ad campaign. Rami has also been honored by a variety of prominent institutions such as the Make a Wish Foundation, the LA Fashion Awards, Seeds of Peace, and the Los Angeles City Council.