Reem Acra is master of craftsmanship and in her creations no details are overlooked - be it fabrics, embroidery or the construction of the garment. Her Fall 2013 collection excels in all three. The lustrous fabrics from silk chiffon to charmeuse, to cashmere, suede and tweed in stark black, white and deep reds create a collection that is high-contrast and urbane, just like the artwork of Japanese photographer Daidō Moriyama, who inspired the look and feel of Acra's Fall 2013 collection. Reem Acra brand is synonymous with lush, opulent gowns fit for queens (born in Lebanon, Acra designs a lot of couture and bridal dresses for modern Royalty) and she brings her eastern craft to Fashion Week.
With beaded and embroidered gowns and structured leather dresses Acra plays with the volumes - ranging from extravagant to lean and sculpted. The modern silhouettes are interwoven with timeless embellishments, giving a nod to the past, yet fulfilling the needs of today's woman. The fishnet overlay gowns reminiscent of the Royalty in the era gone by is as impactful as the asymmetric drape wool dress. The slashed sleeved cape is as dramatic as the tulle ball gown with a sheer bodice with strategic red embroidered details.
The collection had some great layering looks with Kimono coats, bomber jackets and fur cowls as well as red carpet worthy gowns. The front row guest Katherine Heigl must be paying attention!
Show - Reem Acra Fall 2013
Hair - Rene Furterer
Makeup - Pat McGrath
Nails - Essie