Reem Acra made no bones about the fact that her resort collection is designed to meet market demands. Women the world over, she said, want ball gowns and to show a little skin, no matter their age. “They work out,” she said. “They want to show they’re young. They want the pockets. They don’t want the slim skirt. And they want a little bit of a see-through, lower neckline.”


With those requests in mind, Acra made a collection with a big emphasis on color, combinations of red and fuschia, emerald green, and also a few pastels for balance. There were lace bustier tops with tulle insets and full skirts; also a lace crop top and ball skirt for a more modern look and a crowd-pleaser for all ages: the sheer-caped dress, which gives clients who don’t want to show their arms an alternative to sleeves.