A first for the Lebanese designer

This month, bridal fashion took over New York city as part of New York Fashion Week: Bridal. The fashion event is set to run from April 13 to 21, which includes 25 runway shows and 10 presentations. Among the designers showcasing their latest enchanting bridal designs is Lebanese designer Reem Acra, whose show took place at the Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan on Thursday.

 

The designer’s latest bridal line, which was titled the Thank you Collection, featured something for everyone; from flower girls, to bridesmaids to the bride herself. However, unlike any other Reem Acra collection, this one includes even the groom. The Lebanese designer collaborated with Joseph Abboud, who created tuxedos to compliment her gowns. What makes this even more special and significant is that the dozen tuxedos were actually created in less than two weeks!!

This show, which included real life brides to help bring Reem’s vision to life was opened by six flower girls. The adorable girls walked down the runway in bubblegum pink gowns embellished with the words ‘Keep Dreaming’ and ‘Love’. These dresses will later on be auctioned off for a non-profit organization, Tamanna that helps children with critical illnesses in Lebanon.

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Reem designs for every woman and bride, and this collection was built on the concept of inclusion. “She is not one specific bride, whether it’s a simple bride that just wants to walk down the aisle in a very traditional American way, a French bride, a Spanish bride or even a Brazillian bride. I’m infusing a little bit of my Middle Eastern background into the collection.” Here are some of our favourite looks from the collection.

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