The synthesised sounds of ELO's rock opera provided the soundtrack to Reem Acra's Fall 2016 runway show.

From the first model out in sparkly headphones and with an upbeat attitude, it seemed that the girls were loving the experience of walking the catwalk in the easy breezy lightweight collection of fairytale-without-the-fuss dresses. The idea of lingerie looks and a play on peek-a-boo transparency was prevalent throughout the collection, giving a sunny, carefree vibe to the most traditional silhouettes by showing a hint of skin.


Ball gowns and a-lines, which are clear bridal classics, were given a modern touch with an embellished unlined tank top and softly cascading tiered skirt, with subtle hints of sheer corsetry and delicate lace edging.

Reem Acra's signature craftsmanship and intricate embroidery showed its versatility embellishing everything from the sleekest plunge neck trumpet gown to voluminous light as air silk taffeta full skirts.


Standout dresses for me were polar opposites of each other design-wise but both purveyors of the seasons lightness. The first, a fresh little re-embroidered lace top with cascading full tulle skirt and the second a sublimely sexy Spanish-influenced guipure lace corset dress with draped organza drop skirt.  

As if in celebration of the fun and joy they were having, models held crystal embellished selfie sticks high above the audience for the finale, capturing that moment forever. 

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