Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Reem Acra

September 12th, 2006

 
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Omiru: Style for All

Key Takeaways:  Reem Acra has decided to add a sheen to Spring.   Her romantic eveningwear maintains a consistant flirty and flowy feel with half of the collection featuring a sheen finish.  Classic chiffon, brocade, starburst embroidery and beading, and even dip-dye techniques take this collection from from lovely to luxurious. As in Fall 2006, Acra has included at least one piece in a blood red (see above) that is so striking, we can’t help but feature it.  We also loved a pale cream grecian inspired dress that featured a cape that flowed back into the dress.  Vraiment romantique!

Color Palette:  Warm beiges, golds and browns predominate with a range of additional colors including white, blue, grey, pink-lavender and, of course, blood red.  

Silhouettes:  Puff sleeves dominate the more casual chiffon-based pieces, and trapeze shapes also appear in very Mod-ern dresscoats.  However, most of the line drives home a very romantic, yet structured, feel with the stiffer fabrics.  Skirt and dress bottoms range from knee-length styles to long floor-sweeping A-lines that seem to glide across the floor to sheath dresses with small trailing trains. 

Accessories Report:  How does a designer encourage an audience to focus on only the clothes in the collection?  Simple.   Do away with all handbags and jewelry and retain the same neutral flesh-tone on the straps of  the models’ stiletto shoes.

What’s Wearable:  We adored the simple wide chiffon straps and the lovely delicateness of the full length dresses that barely swept the floor.

What’s Not Wearable:  If large chested, do avoid a very low V-neckline.  Only you can prevent wardrobe malfunctions.

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  September 22nd, 2006 at 3:30 am

    [...] Spring 2007 is all about pieces–and about continuing, not departing from, the big trend from Fall 2006: volume.  Bubble silhouettes, trapeze shapes, and puff sleeves all graced the runway.  Neutral colors continue their run as well as designers combine shades of black, white, and grey with accent colors from royal blue to fire engine red.  SILHOUETTESControlled VolumeAshleigh Verrier, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Y & Kei, Proenza SchoulerHigh Waisted StylesDerek Lam, Cynthia Steffe, Zac PosenDrop Waist StylesMarc by Marc Jacobs, Doo Ri, Ports 1961Babydoll ShapesJay McCarroll, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Cynthia Steffe, Ports 1961, Atil KutogluBubble SilhouettesMarc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Sass & Bide, Tuleh,  Oscar de la Renta, AraksTrapeze ShapesReem Acra, BCBG, Peter Som, Ports 1961Tulip SilhouettesPeter Som, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiDouble Breasted StylesY & Kei, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc JacobsDETAILINGRufflesPorts 1961, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Y & KeiCuffed StylesZac Posen, Manuel, Trovata, Kai Kühne, Jay McCarroll, Peter SomTops with PeplumsAshleigh Verrier, Tocca, Carolina HerreraTuxedo DetailingDoo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc JacobsWide StrapsAshleigh Verrier, Reem Acra, Sass & Bide, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Narciso RodriguezDresses with PocketsSass & Bide, Derek LamPuff SleevesReem Acra, Tuleh, Y & Kei, Peter Som, Doo Ri, Marc by Marc JacobsNautical Ashleigh Verrier, Trovata, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cynthia SteffeEyeletCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni KayneOversized CollarsCarolina Herrera, Jenni Kayne Grecian DrapingCarolina Herrera, Doo Ri,  Zac PosenBlack and White ColorsAraks, Carolina Herrera, TulehAccent Color: RedCostello Tagliapietra, Reem Acra, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenFlutter SleevesBCBG, Narciso Rodriguez, Atil Kutoglu, Jenni Kayne, Zac PosenKimono SleevesBaby Phat, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Ports 1961Off the Shoulder SleevesCarolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Y & KeiDotsMarc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollWild GraphicsDiane von Furstenberg, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Tocca, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jay McCarrollKnits & CrochetDerek Lam, Ports 1961, Marc by Marc JacobsStripesJohn Bartlett, Ashleigh Verrier, Peter Som, Atil Kutoglu, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollChevron StripesJay McCarroll, J. MendelGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSShortsJohn Bartlett, Tocca, Carolina Herrera, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiSkinny PantsDoo Ri, Atil Kutoglu, Proenza Schouler, Y & Kei, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollCapes/CapeletsAlexandre Herchcovitch, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenWrap DressesCostello Tagliapietra, Diane von FurstenbergOverallsJay McCarroll, Proenza SchoulerTunicsPorts 1961, Atil KutogluACCESSORIESTie-Front BeltsNarciso Rodriguez, Zac PosenBowsZac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, Ports 1961, Doo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni Kayne, Y & Kei [...]

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