REEM ACRA FALL 2013 NYCFW
Reem Acra has pulled off what was thought to be impossible. She has infused a Geisha theme and fishnets without going trashy.
Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, which was hinted at in silhouette and referenced more outright in floral appliques and embroidery. Seriously, there were fishnets on everything, even a dress with sheer fishnet panels and paired it with visible thigh highs and still made it look classy, we should all curtsey the Reem Acra. This is how you do that Hitchcock heroine gone sex bomb thing so many people try to pull off. There is no hint of the burlesque or the pinup. Sexuality is much more subtle, though present.
On trend, Acra also did a remarkable job creating texture and interest in all black looks. Leather, fur, crystal detailing and the fishnet certainly helped with that. Whether it was spider webby, almost goth sparkly mesh or something more expected, it was never capricious. Interestingly, for every form fitting dress or slim bias shift, there was a pair of baggy pants or a drapey wool check poncho. Designers are really playing with volume on the lower half this season, and it takes the eye a moment to adjust.
The evening-wear was, as expected, stunning. Beautiful sequin applique on second-skin fishnet made up one fluid gown, and on others comprised a bodice that met a frothy, tulle ball gown skirt with an asymmetric oversize ruffle or a satin cascade of peplum ruffles.
This collection was like a sinful pleasure that you just didn’t want it to end.
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