Reem Acra’s spirited Spring/Summer 2016 collection displayed the maximal side of bohemian style, bursting forth in a kaleidoscope of color, material, and embroidery that celebrated the vibrancy of Moroccan craftsmanship. Acra’s imaginative collage of textiles amplified the collection’s theme of boho glamour, but it was the dense Fesi-style stitching that really brought the looks to a new level of finery.
The show led off with a parade of peacock-hued mini dresses topped with flashy, glitzy sequined beading and lush embroidery. There were both sleeveless options for the cocktail crowd and scaled-back one-shoulder and off-shoulder looks for those who dare to strut glamorously about in the daytime. The exotic lineup continued to wow the audience as a series of haute-hippie looks came down the runway; sparkly gypsy blouses, salmon-pink lace kaftans, and sari-esque dresses spoke to the collection’s Moroccan roots. Just when you thought Acra might have run out of gobsmacking fabrics, she unveiled her looks for evening. These voluminous, breezy dresses were built around a princess-cut silhouette, sculpted bodices, and embroidered lace overlays, and every single one of them was a work of art.
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