Reem Acra’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by a recent trip to Japan and a meeting with artist Daido Moriyama.
The influence was hinted at in the silhouettes and the lavish floral appliqués and embroideries, which were simply breathtaking.
I love how the designer played with volumes and shapes. We saw everything, from the luxuriously oversized to lean and sculpted, ranging from traditional kimonos to streamlined column gowns on a colour palette of mostly black, white and red.
I was quite taken by the tweed kimono coat worn over the ink-dot blouse with a houndstooth skirt for daywear, but it was the gowns I was most delighted to see.
The Lebanese designer, who is a hit with A-listers, served up gorgeous gowns ranging from beaded, embroidered, and figure-hugging to elaborate ball gowns, which should take pride of place on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in LA at some point… hopefully very soon.
Front Row: Katherine Heigl, Tinsley Mortimer and Jennifer Creel
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Zhang Ziyi, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Krysten Ritter, Abbie Cornish, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Nina Dobrev