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Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta Shows at New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week ends today and what a week it’s been! We’ve seen some hot new trends hit the catwalk, stylish celebs strut along the red carpets, and fashion’s biggest and best designers showcase their latest collections. Our very fashionable marketing executive Cleo Spence gives her verdict on one of this week’s favourite shows:

Today marks the final day of New York Fashion Week and, whilst I have a few personal favourites, namely the Pierre Balmain and Marc Jacobs collections, my preferred choice this week has to be the Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta collections.

The Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra, known primarily for bridal designs has seen her collections worn by many celebrities, including the likes of Madonna, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.

The show had an air of sophistication with feminine lines and a uniform look. Designs varied from boardroom to evening looks, with many slimline dresses, which aren’t too dissimilar to the brand’s wedding dresses it’s famous for.

There was a range of materials from bodycon leather dresses to satin blazer suits and chunky belts, which wouldn’t look out of place in the wardrobe of many contemporary, office women. Personally, I loved the slicked-back ponytails, which brought the whole look together along with the neutral make up and crimson lipstick. The overall collection was wide a variety of looks for the confident woman.

Oscar de la Renta’s collection sure didn’t disappoint either. Renowned for his gowns and evening wear, he used a variety of materials and textures made from organza, lace, latex and even ostrich feathers! There was a lot of tailored wear which looked like the timeless classics you would have seen on Jackie Kennedy. The hair for show consisted of a variety of up-do styles, including the Regis customer favourite; the beehive.

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