REEM ACRA – NEW YORK – SPRING/SUMMER 2015 RUNWAY SHOW
As a starting point for her Spring 2015 collection, Reem Acra viewed the work of mid-20th century Paris couturiers, along with fashion photography of that era, and transformed those elements into a glamourous, yet thoroughly fresh vision for the modern woman.
Classic hand draped jersey has been given a new twist with cut out detailing and body conscious silhouettes. This draping becomes more sculptural as fabrics evolve into silk organza and chiffons. Sculptural elements continue, as panels of her signature embroidery are molded and placed asymmetrically across the body.
Floral prints play a new and important role this season. Although evoking an underlying vintage feel throughout the collection, they are brought up to date when embellished and draped with a modern edge.
Color is used delicately and subtly in the collection, gradually becoming more iridescent when combined with pale silver and gold embroideries and the addition of contrast underlays. Blush, aqua, blue-grey, and aubergine give a wink and a nod to the past, yet have an updated appeal when punched with bright pink and black.
Embroidery, a signature element in every Reem Acra collection, is used this season in a new light reflecting way. Hand appliqued crystals, beading, and lace are used to enhance this delicacy and bring a new freshness to the collection.
While respecting and acknowledging those elements of the classic couture, this season Reem Acra has truly brought those traditions into the 21st century.