Reem Acra is known for her flair for the dramatic, and her runway show this season took it OTT. Staged at the New York Public Library, Acra pulled out all the stops for her latest iconic bridal collection, a parade of ballgowns and dramatic full-skirted dresses in exquisite fabrics like statement lace and floral jacquard and trimmed with jewelled bows at the neck and waistline.
Backstage pre-show, Acra shared that the inspo for the dreamy collection came from Kahilil Gibran’s The Prophet, a lyrical collection of essays exploring the themes of loss, love, beauty and spirituality. She topped each look with ornate floral headpieces and put the finishing touch on each model with strong nail statement using shades of Gel Couture polish from her bridal collab with Essie.
Rita Remark, global lead educator and nail artist for Essie Canada keyed the nail looks and explained that every model in the show wore one of the six offerings from Reem’s collection. “I love the shades because they stray from the traditional demure sheer nudes. From bold and softer pinks to robin’s egg blue and glittering gold, there’s a shade for every bride and the offer her the option to express her personal style with her beauty look.”