Designer Reem Acra proclaimed that Resort 2016 for her label was about "Happy Colours!" and indeed they were "Happy" in the utmost. In her absolutely Excellent and joyous outing for Resort, Acra showed her skills at making Devastatingly Beautiful Evening frocks. Now, I know I rail against any designer who works exclusively on the evening end of the fashion spectrum, but there was just something rather Regal and Dramatic about this collection that it could be easily forgiven that usually fatal (in my view) Flaw.
Perhaps, it was the brevity of the collection that kept it from growing stale, or the invention, every look was something new and exciting to look at and marvel in awe over. Even though it was only 26 brief looks, there still was too much to properly expound upon, lest we forsake concision. Suffice it to say, nearly every look was worth a lengthy exposition of praise. From the Gorgeously Diaphanous Tsavorite Green Chiffon plunge draped neck gown with it's modest embellishment of lace in the bodice, to the quietly dazzling short Black dress with it's Chiffon capelet top accented with Gold Lace.
The best looks though, were the ones that were the most Opulent, if not exactly in ornamentation, but in design and scale. A rustling Red Taffeta ballgown was one of those examples, with it's Lace looking embroidered bodice and bustled skirt. Or, take for example, the Schiaparelli Shocking Pink gown with it's beaded Lace overlay at the top that was TO DIE for! The Fairy Tale Masterpiece of a confection in Strapless Hot Pink Organza with Gold Lace applique embroidery at the bodice was also a Princess-y Dream come to life and was one of those gowns that captures the attention of everyone.
Acra displayed a deft and agile hand at knowing when to restrain herself and when to let herself loose. That play of Tension and Release, Extravagance and Austerity, Quiet and Bold, made for a simply Gorgeous collection, one that if a woman is looking for something to Blow people away when she steps out at night, she'll have the most numerous and best options available for the task!