September 12, 2009 New York
The label skewed younger than before—with shorter lengths, luxurious pajama pants, and lace T-shirts—and this was a welcome development. "Fashion might be a serious business," the program proclaimed, "but it is also about joie de vivre, celebration, and fun."
The pieces with a vivid field rose print were especially strong, as were the simple and airy first two looks. True, some of the draping was a bit, well, drapery-like, and the designer certainly could have made her point with about half as many looks as hit the runway. But Acra succeeded in communicating a festive mood.