Reem Acra is a name revered in the world of bridal couture, however, this NYFW saw her ready-to-wear SS17 collection take centre stage. This spectacularly feminine, avant-garde collection is testament to Acra’s unwavering knowledge of how to dress a woman, and not to mention a masterclass in embellishment.
Phoebe Cheong captures a smorgasbord of textures, patterns and details backstage at Acra’s NYFW show. Seeing the pieces side-by-side as opposed to on the runway, it’s hard not to be taken aback by the sheer diversity of the collection. It’s rare amongst most shows to find an exquisitely traditional silk evening gown stand so comfortably alongside a venomously bright yellow/black cocktail dress.
Photography / Phoebe Cheong