Back in December 2007, I attended Reem Acra’s Fall Preview. As with the Spring 2007 collection last season, the emphasis was on the waist, with graceful, flowing, drape-y skirts that make any woman look elegant and “willowy.” The program notes reflect the understated elegance of Reem Acra’s designs: “the collection represents confidence, modern luxury, and a global sense of belonging.” At this Fashion Week, Reem Acra’s Fall 2008 collection collection included lots of rich, jewel-toned colors including, mustard, forest green, gold, metallic, grey, chocolate, and a lot of purples (aubergine and purple) and a lot of black plus midnight blue (which looks almost black–but more modern). Silkworms might be wary around Reem Acra–as her beautiful collection for Fall 2008 showcased lots of silk in various, pretty forms: silk taffeta, silk charmeuse, double-faced silk, silk satin, silk with sequins, silk chiffon, and a bit of chinchilla, felt, wood, and metallic fabric. There were one-shoulder, Grecian inspired gowns, coppery silky gowns, a beautiful coat with square metallic studs, and even a tailored evening suit with additional glamour stemming from the shimmery, metallic fabric. These are elegant gowns that will suit women of all personalities. Two of my favorite looks from the collection include this Chinchilla capelet over a wool sheath dress in antique silver, and an elegant silk dress that reminded me a bit of something “Jessica” in who killed Roger Rabbit would wear…elegant, sexy, and showing plenty of curves and leg.
in many shows this week . At the end of the show, Reem Acra arrived on the runway, beaming, and carrying her adorable, fluffy, little white dog…the perfect accessory for a perfect designer!