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Reem Acra RTW Fall 2019

Strength and power — the two descriptors Reem Acra used to describe her latest collection. In place of her fantastical and whimsical attire, Reem Acra looked to Joan of Arc to dream up her wonderful fall line. The idea of armor was translated throughout into fabric and embroideries; gowns had silver and gold beads and sequins or came with chains embedded or fastened atop. A gold, full-length gown beamed strength most literally — the gown (mentioned as more of an art piece) weighed a ton, as it was made completely from layers of sequin-shaped metal — and figuratively — the look was a standout in creativity. However, simpler velvet offerings or a romantic, sheer floral-embroidered frock lined in black lace also made for stellar, delicate-but-strong additions.
Newness came two ways. First, through refreshing, body-hugging embellished separates. For instance, a mirrored top with sheer, cutout back paired with velvet palazzo pants. Second, Acra experimented with designing with only one piece of fabric, based on her original draping and pinning techniques.
“It’s a way to artistically make something simple but yet surprising,” Acra explained during a walk-through of the collection. “What’s happening is when I’m doing my designs and draping, things look

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