Reem Acra at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Reem Acra, in her show notes, cited Aaron Young’s famous motorcycle art as inspiration for her collection. His reductionist, raw, minimalistic work did not seem to me particularly compatible with Acra’s usual ultra feminine sensibilities. To her credit, however, she translated the artist’s work into trim, tailored silhouettes with an edgy attitude for expanded daywear, making a “compelling statement on modern femininity.” From literal laser cut leather motorcycle jacket

Reem Acra

to tailored dresses and ensembles with similar leather laser cut details,

Reem Acra

Acra added her spin to modern motorcycle chic. Leather was also interpreted in solid brights with contrasting pumps.

Reem Acra

She then segued into more luxurious fabrics, adding more drape and flow in ivory, midnight and the occasional red silks.

Reem Acra

Two of my favorite looks were the ivory dress with ink blotted trench coat and the super chic midnight navy silk satin pajama pant suit with embroidered detail at collar and waist.

Reem Acratwo photos above by Marcus Tondo/

The ink blot returned on this sleek long bias sheath

Reem Acra

It was with the gowns, Acra’s area of supreme expertise, where she truly shone. One elegant dress after another walked down the runway, from this partially sheer gold beaded shimmer gown

Reem Acra

to a dress with delicate gold and silver embroidery and beautiful hem movement

Reem Acra

to this blush long gown with hand embroidery and a surprise back view.

Reem Acra

The last couple of gowns were stunners. This midnight navy and onyx combo gown with floral paillettes screamed Oscar night

Reem Acra

while this fuchsia and nude gown with a splash of gold floral details looked like every girl’s dream of a princess. With this collection Acra shows that she can design for all occasions from the office to the red carpet.

Reem Acra

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs by Quintessence.

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6 Responses to Reem Acra at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

  1. Lucrecia says:

    Guau, so nice , beautiful and very feminine collection. Love it.

  2. Franki Parde says:

    These creations just take one to another dimension! Not your mother’s leather!!! franki

  3. Each creation is exquisite. The gold sequined dress is stunning…can’t you just see it on the red carpet?! And that leather jacket is so tailored and feminine.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Stacey-
    I love the classic, chic look of this line.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Wednesday.

  5. Reem would make any girl feel like a princess – as you know, we’re huge fans of his ladylike silhouettes! You are a lucky lady to have see the show in person.
    C + C

  6. megha sood says:

    Omg! I love all of it….the gold sequin dress is juz amazin….stacey u r missin a red flowy dress as well vich I juz adore….amazin thanku ever soooo much!!!!!

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