My Souk in The City is your guide to fashion, creation, and designers from Maghreb and the Middle East. Thus, it is clear that we need to discuss Reem Acra, one of the most celebrated designers from the region.


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A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and ESMOD in Paris, the Lebanese designer launched her brand of wedding dresses in 1997 and added a ready-to-wear collection six years later. It is clear in his many collections that she carries same philosophy with her love of luxury and understanding of the expectations and constraints of a modern woman.


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Reem Acra has found his place at Fashion Week in New York, and her spring-summer collection features an aesthetic that relies on delicate embroidery, prints and sequins.  The belt is the mainstay of this accessory collection due to its symbolic value as a link between past and present. Beyond its poetic content, the belt helps balance the silhouette and harmonize different prints.


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For this collection, Reem Acra draws inspiration from Middle Eastern style with outfits reminiscent of the caftan with a long and short version of this traditional garb. In each case, the pieces are modern thanks to the marriage of fabrics and prints taken from different cultures- as part of an ethnic fashionable universe. Reem Acra has once again demonstrated her sophistication, attention to detail and understanding of the modern woman.

It is not surprising that her designs are worn by Halle Berry and Cara Delevingne as they have lit up the red carpet for a couple decades now. Reem Acra, thank you for being such a great ambassador for creative design that comes straight from the Arab world!

Il n’est pas étonnant que ses créations, portées par Halle Berry ou Cara Delevingne, illuminent le tapis rouge depuis quelques décennies. Merci Reem Acra d’être une si belle ambassadrice de l’effervescence créative venue tout droit du monde arabe !

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