Rakan Shams Aldeen is a Syrian Fashion Designer. Since the age of five he developed an interest in fashion and and began sketching every dress that his imagination could conceive.
Rakan studied architecture at University of Kalamoon, Syria and afterwards 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 (EsMode-Beirut). Rakan then moved to Istanbul and graduated from Vakko-EsMode Istanbul in 2015. He was awarded the jury prize for design during every year of his education.
He and his business and design partner established their own couture line LamRak Atelier, where Rakan worked as the head designer from 2014 through 2016 and participated in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.
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.
Rakan is one of the contestants of Project Runway USA season 17 on Bravo TV.