Summary: Reem Acra decided to forgo the tents this season in favor of a presentation in her showroom. We arrived 15 minutes before it ended and were lucky enough to catch the designer posing for a group photo with her models swathed in one gorgeous gown after another. For her Fall '09 collection, Reem dreamt of the ancient Greek underwater empire of Atlantis where the statues were elegantly draped in flowing gowns of vibrant and muted colors. In this current state of chaos, Reem felt it necessary to return to simplicity and purity…she played it refined and effortless. The collection of dresses and gowns were simply breathtaking. Dresses were hung in groups of five in 'closets' while models roamed in the gowns. The presentation restored my faith that even in harsh economic times, glamour and high fashion are not dead. Kudos. A few of these gowns are sure to walk their way down a red carpet soon. Oscar's anyone?
Color Palette: sand, pink, rose, gold, garnet, purple, new blue, indigo, mahogany, gunmetal, slate, black
Fabrics & Textures: crepe, chiffon, taffeta, jersey, silk satin, shantung, double face, wool, brocade, jacquard, sequins, glass beading, jeweled necklaces
Key Looks: gunmetal cloque strapless twist dress; gunmetal jersey dress with necklace; sand dollar silk iridescent shantung side draped gown with necklace; venus pink silk iridescent chiffon goddess gown; ombre taffeta draped twisted gown
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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