With brilliant jewel velvets and golden jacquards, Reem Acra was shooting for "modern decadence." Her cleverest conceit for Fall was an unexpected play between front and back: Coco Rocha, for example, greeted the audience in a gleaming emerald silk charmeuse dress, but when she turned and headed back up the runwayhey, presto!she was trailing a waft of chiffon.
Focusing on the vibrancy of these colors and textures, Acra kept decoration to a minimum, indulging mainly in Deco-beaded shoulder straps and belts on the pretty (if too numerous) velvet flapper frocks. There was a hint of Paul Poiret in a fur-trimmed manteau and a taffeta coat with a sack-back. But the bias-cut pants, in chiffon and velvet, had more of a matronly than vintage appeal.