Reem Acra Fall 2012
SHOW: Reem Acra Fall 2012
INSPIRATION: “Feminine Power,” read the show notes. “Shown in a second of leather outfits, mixed with underpinnings of lace and chiffons – the bold contrasting fabrics, patterns, and textures come together likes pieces of a unique puzzle – effortlessly falling into place to reveal confidence, beauty, strength, and freedom; empowering women to create their own style… a cause worthy of fireworks!”
FRONT ROW: Coco Rocha, Ingrid Vandebosch, Jeff Gordon, Ahna O’Reilly
WHAT WE THOUGHT:
The designer inspiration translated into powerful pieces–a mixture of form fitting leather outfits, winter tweeds and timeless evening-wear. The collection had a feel of old world meets new world.
Acra started her collection with butter soft leather pieces, and continued with tailored leather suits in hunter green and Bordeaux red wine. The collection also featured beautiful chunky cable knit sweaters over buttery leather pencil skirts as well as felted wool coats over silk chiffon and lace blouses.
The silhouettes–very flattering and the pieces can easily transition from day to night. The entire collection is perfect for that no nonsense, confident women.
Her collection is peppered with so many highlights. For instance the evening-wear, had a piece for every age group-the younger fashionista as well as the older sophisticated clientele. These gowns were done in crunchy beading with a lot of texture and mesh inserts. And, there’s the playful Art Deco inspired flapper dress with sequin inserts is perfect for an A-list event. Lastly, the peek-a-boo gowns were classical sexy-with or without twilight shimmer. All of the sequin dresses and gowns with beaded embroidery- left us simply in awe.
The collection was meant to evoke confidence, beauty, strength and freedom all for the purpose of empowering women and I definitely would feel empowered wearing these clothes. — Ayanna Barton
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