REEM ACRA | FALL / WINTER 2012
Reem Acra chose to showcase a collection in the most desirable palette of the season – red and gold. Avoiding the bold red so many of the Fall / Winter 2012 collections have exhibited, Acra instead opted for a deep maroon shade.
The bold patterns, textures, detailing and fabrics pieced themselves together perfectly, revealing confidence, beauty, strength and freedom. The Fall / Winter 2012 collection focussed on feminine power, wanting to convey a sense of dynamism through second-skin silhouettes.
The classic houndstooth suit was interestingly modernised through the addition of a sheer lace, key-hole blouses and a gold thread running through the traditional patterning. Art deco inspirations were used for day looks, with strong shoulders, nipped waists and heavy reference to the peplum.
Leather was another main focus, shown on the maroon pencil skirt, voluminous puffa with cinched waist, and the contained jacket with high protective collar. This was juxtaposed against luxuriously opulent floor length gowns, with impossibly high splits, embroidery and gold embellished cut-out detailing. The body hugging silhouettes gave a sense of the vixen who would take no prisoners.
The impossible proposition of feminine power became all the more feasible, with looks that dominated everyone’s attention.
- Charlotte Stamp