Designer Reem Acra presented her Spring/Summer 2015 collection on September 8 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
As a starting point for her Spring 2015 collection, Reem Acra viewed the work of mid-20th century Paris couturiers, along with fashion photography of that era, and transformed those elements into a glamourous, yet thoroughly fresh vision for the modern woman.
Classic hand draped jersey had been given a new twist with cut out detailing and body conscious silhouettes. This draping became more sculptural as fabrics evolved into silk organza and chiffons. Sculptural elements continued, as panels of her signature embroidery were molded and placed asymmetrically across the body.
Floral prints played a new and important role this season. Although evoking an underlying vintage feel throughout the collection, they were brought up to date when embellished and draped with a modern edge.
Color was used delicately and subtly in the collection, gradually becoming more iridescent when combined with pale silver and gold embroideries and the addition of contrast underlays. Blush, aqua, blue-grey, and aubergine give a wink and a nod to the past, yet had an updated appeal when punched up with bright pink and black.
Embroidery, a signature element in every Reem Acra collection, was used this season in a new light reflecting way. Hand appliqued crystals, beading, and lace were used to enhance this delicacy and bring a new freshness to the collection.
While respecting and acknowledging those elements of the classic couture, this season Reem Acra has truly brought these traditions into the 21st century. The metallic and lace embroidery were the true show stoppers of the collection for Spring 2015.
See every look from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by visiting WWD.com
Watch the entire Reem Acra runway show by viewing the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week You Tube Channel.