The artist Aaron Young and his motorcycles put Reem Acra
in a youthful state of mind, so she focused less on swanky eveningwear and more on pieces for day, looking to inject her collection with an edgy, modern attitude. The silhouette was predominantly fitted and sleek, but a few blouson dresses belted at the waist with embroidered ropes were quietly sexy. Cropped motorcycle jackets in leather and silk satin were, fittingly, strong. Ribbed-knit cuffs and waistbands gave them a sporty feel, and one was embroidered, coolly, with matte, laser-cut sequins that looked like a motorcycle tread. A racing motif pervade. A few dresses had embroidery-framed cutouts down the sides, which looked like tire marks on the street after a road race. Acra did well with the daywear, but it was when the gowns came out at the end that the audience started to buzz. You can't blame 'em. Frothy and fantastic, they had their own kind of horsepower.