Summary: When I think of Reem Acra I think of amazingly detailed and intricate evening wear. Last fall she produced some of the most elegant lace and beaded chiffon gowns in subtle colors like ivory, beige, gold brown and black. The Reem Acra collection for Fall ’07 was a complete 180. The colors were jewel tone rich and instead of mostly dresses and gowns, there was a profusion of separates, velvet suits, bias chiffon pants and sequined tunics. Shift dresses had rosettes and sequins galore and draped silk and jersey rested atop the shoulder with ornate rhinestone straps. Some outfits walked down the runway in one color in velvet and left in another color in a contrasting fabric like chiffon. It was interesting, but not expected. There a few pieces that reminded one of days of yore like the ruby tulle dress with a metallic silver overlay and the truly spectacular v-neck guipure lace gown with a gold chiffon train.
Color Palette: emerald, green, sapphire, marigold, ruby, plum, eggplant, pink, brown, bronze, silver, gray & black
Textures & Details: silk charmeuse, chiffon, velvet, satin, silk, tulle, mink, jersey, wool tweed, jacquard taffeta, beaded, bias cuts, metallic
Key Looks: printed silk charmeuse dress, pencil skirts, beaded tunics, printed silk chiffon wrap dress with a cropped gray sheared mink bolero with a shawl collar, embroidered ruby tulle dress with a silver overlay that was reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, pencil skirts, bias cut chiffon pants, silk charmeuse dress in black and layered chiffon in green in the back, ornate rhinestone straps, beaded v-neck shifts, draped Grecian jersey and the best, a gorgeous v-neck guipure lace gown with a gold chiffon train. Makeup was a pale and minimal. A red dot of lipstick in the center of the lips made for a babydoll appearance.See the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40