Fashion designer Reem Acra presents her Spring 2021 Couture collection: The Love and Dreem.
Captured beautifully by two photographers that Reem Acra‘s admires the most, Ruven Afanador and Fadi Acra, The Love and Dreem collection is inspired in different cultures, beliefs and traditions around the world.
“I love the idea of connecting to the past and keeping the traditions. Now it’s time for connecting with families and fantasizing. Every person can create their own tradition, their own messages, write poetry and instead of using Instagram use your dress for your message. Visualize your DREEM and make it come true”. Reem Acra
All the head pieces are designed, created and executed by Reem Acra. The gold embroidery is recycled. The necklaces are part of Reem Acra’s personal collection started as a young teen.
“Not being afraid of exploring your own imagination. Going away from the superficial and going deep into the real world of tradition. Really setting the tone for your future”. Reem Acra
“This is where I come from, Beirut, Lebanon. I love to bring the tradition into the modern world. Why not the henna in gold as an unexpected accent. Those captured moments will last forever. There is a soul behind us all”.
“The golden halo is created for a sense of protection at this very sensitive moment – it reflects the sun and brings light into your new world”. Reem Acra
“ It’ is a world I love to explore – I feel connected to the essence of spirituality. The combination of the halo, flowers, veil and the colour tattoos are all a matter of self protection–leaving room for only the soul mate to have access to this hidden treasure”. Reem Acra
The golden halo was also created for the campaign shoot. Traditionally in some cultures it served as a sense of protection. Reem felt it was appropriate to reimagine this at this very sensitive moment in time. Traditionally it is meant to reflect the sun and bring light into a couple’s new world. Throughout the collection rich textiles, embroidered laces, and hand made embroideries were used in different silhouettes from slim to ball gowns. Hundreds of hours of hand work and thousands of spools of silk thread in different shades of white, as well as pearls, crystals and 3D embroidered flowers were put in with love to create the collection. In addition to the special couture gowns there is a range of dresses in the full collection for brides to choose from. REEM DREEM