Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Reem Acra

September 13th, 2007

Reem Acra Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz

By Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

Key Takeaways: 
The emphasis on the waist, classic cuts, and grown-up glamour.  Reem Acra showed ethereal fabrics, saturated jewel tones, voluminous sleeves, full Dioresque skirts, tiered skirts and column skirts.

Color Palette: 
Citron yellow, royal purple, vibrant kelly green,and bold red lent vitality to classic eveningwear. Classic black and white combinations also made a bold statement.  Dove grey and silver also added drama and sophistication to the vibrant palette.

Silhouettes:  Figure flattering cinched waists, peasant cut blouses with lean skirts, classic Grace Kelly-esque full skirts with feminine puff sleeve blouses, sexy sheer skirts revealing lace tap pants. Rich grey skirts with purple crinolines peeking out from under the hem.  Pure femininity was displayed in the cut of every sleeve, skirt and dress.

Accessories Report: 
Jewel toned wide belts at the natural waist line and classic pumps.  We loved the splashes of color on a rich purple dress with a bright yellow belt and green pumps.

What’s Wearable:
  Every piece of clothing was more or less wearable–and sure to make you a knockout.

What’s Not Wearable:  The sheer blouses may not be for the faint of heart, but the fabrics and embroideries were so breathtaking that one might throw caution to the wind.

Previous Reem Acra Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Reem Acra

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