It was a celebration of colour with a folky-bazaar feel on Reem Acra's Spring/Summer 16 runway in New York last night. The Lebanese designer, ever fond of intricate detail and quite the master at embellishment, delivered an homage to her past and present life through intricate embroidering, print and sparkle for her new lineup.
An anchoring point for the collection was the belt: "I was going to flea markets all over the world and collecting belts off of people!" said Acra. Her use of the belt might be symbolic of the joining of past and present, but aesthetically it serves so many uses, fusing mixed prints, cinching in waists and balancing volume between skirt and top.
Her floor skimming gowns, somewhat of a signature, were the highlight among an already delightful lineup. Oozing romance and detail the evening pieces floated down the runway, with sheer panels, plunging necklines, piping and metallic thread. We're looking forward to seeing some of these looks on the red carpet soon.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...