I rushed into The Stage minutes before the unveiling of Reem Acra‘s Spring 2014 collection. The atmosphere was electric. I had my luggage on standby at the Empire hotel and a car service on call to snatch me right after the show and race to JFK to catch my West Coast bound AA flight. I was on a crazy schedule but I knew this was no show to miss. I was greeted by the most exquisitely stylish and gracious lady at Paul Wilmot whose cool seemed unaffected by the trademark Fashion Week craze. I quickly grabbed my seat beside digital wunderkind Shashi Menon of Style.com Arabia and proceeded with my pre-show techie ritual (yep, I’m a techno nerd in disguise ;). I got busy mounting my runway dedicated lens, checking the F-stop and white balance on my Nikon before firing off the last string of text messages to Lauren, my assistant. I had an amazing vantage point and was intent upon taking full photographic advantage of it. Meanwhile, pre-show anticipation had reached a fever pitch. Guests were tripping over themselves to reach their seats (and us both on occasion, sending Shashi’s unbreakable iPad skidding across the catwalk more than once). Until the lights finally came down.
What happened next was beyond amazing. Arguably the most glamorous collection this season. Impossibly sexy gowns in liquid silver lame. Exquisite embroidered and tulle wonders. Über sophisticated hand-draped silhouettes. And to amp up the drama, those huge fiery manes à la Grace Coddington (courtesy of Rene Furterer). We’re talking Drama with a capital D.
Must-haves: The entire collection is dripping with glamour and every number is beyond covetable! But if closet space is an issue 🙂 I’d say, the black strapeless tulle ruffle gown with gold trimming is a must. The Bomb! The one-shoulder, thigh-high black slit dress. Need I say more? And the silver lame halter dress. Pure magic. We’re talking, the ultimate entrance makers!
12 thoughts on “Reem Acra”
Actually almost every dress is explosive in its own way. Good job Reem Acra
love the red halter, its on fire!
wow awesome collection!
gorge outtfits!!!!! hope you get to feature one of those in your website 🙂
Me want the black see through gown with sequins radiating from the center. Now that is amazing!
Need that dress with the thigh-high slit. Its amazing!
I can only dream of being part of one 🙁
you are sooo lucky to be there!!!
YES!!! I hope you post more about New York Fashion Week!
You are right! The black strapeless tulle ruffle gown with gold trimming is my personal fave too! Perfect!!
By far, Reem Acra‘s Spring 2014 collection is the best one I’ve seen! But then again I know you probably have a lot more in store for us for NYFW. Cant wait to see the others!
Love the collection, especially the gowns! oh so sexy!
Im voix. La collection est magnifique!