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Monday, April 19, 2010
REEM ACRA'S spring 2011 Bridal Collection- the Beauty of Simplicity
TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY-VAN ZUTPHEN
New York Bridal Week, April, 2010, Sunday morning
PLACE: The Crown Building, 550 Fifth Avenue showroom, for the spring 2011 collection preview
WHAT: a simply [literally] beautiful collection of 18 gowns inspired by Shangri-La
IT'S IN THE DETAILS
As always, remember that Reem is NOT just a bridal designer, but a very talented ready-to-wear designer. That being said, we've come to expect RTW trends to slip into her bridal designs.
This season's significant details:
-Youthful floral sexy lingerie
-Strapless with corset detailing [as in the Reem Acra RTW collection]
-The mixing of fabrics, resulting in an eye-catching 3-D effect
#17 is especially on trend w/ the RTW. There was crystal detailing, flowers, ruffles and embroidery. None of these were done with a heavy hand and in no way could be described as "bling".
Our favorite= the simplest #11, the "I am Sexy" hand draped gown, in ivory satin face chiffon.
Reem graciously posed with her beloved LULU and a model dressed in the finale gown, aptly named, "I Am The One And Only".
WHERE TO BUY & PRICING
The median price or "Sweetpoint" = $4,000 -7,000
To Shop: Reem Acra, New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, Kleinfelds, NYC
411 ALERT: Reem is rolling out 10 stores this year, making her gorgeous more readily available to the bride who only wants the best.
To read more about Reem Acra and her brand, visit
Reem Acra is also on Facebook and Twitter
Images of the spring 2010 bridal collection, Dan + Corinna Lecca, Courtesy of Reem Acra
Image of taupe RTW gown from the fall 2010 collection, www.elle.com