Rakan Shams Aldeen

Homs, Syria 

Rakan Shams Aldeen is a Syrian fashion designer. At the age of five, he developed an interest in fashion and began sketching every dress that his imagination could conceive. Rakan studied architecture at the University of Kalamoon, Syria, and after the civil war in Syria broke out, he moved to Lebanon to follow his dreams and study fashion design and pattern making at l’Ecole Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode in Beirut (EsMod-Beirut). Rakan then moved to Istanbul and graduated from Vakko-EsMod Istanbul in 2015. In 2017, he moved to Chicago to establish his own brand, Rakan, a luxurious modern line dedicated to strong, confident women who desire to be unique. Rakan is a conceptual designer who is inspired by everything around him, especially architecture and history. Everything in his designs has a meaning and a reason, and he always loves to play with different volumes and materials to create unique designs.