Um, Ms. Acra? Oscar called and he wants his caftan back. No, seriously, Reem Acra did the prettiest, floatiest caftans that managed to not look like an excuse to pig out at the free buffet. Instead they looked liberating, as in "I am not wearing anything that won't kiss my skin gently and float like butterfly wings round my perfectly toned tanned limbs."
Reem Acra's Spring 2009 show also had some of the richest, bright technicolor hues yet. And now I can finally pin down a major trend for spring 2009: the Greeks. I've seen column wraps, robe-inspired looks and lots of one-shouldered dresses. Ms. Acra's accessories also had a Greek touch, with a profusion of rope belts and shoes with thong toes. The heels even had a sexy cutout that could have been inspired by the thunderbolt of Zeus. Clever.
Although in real life thunderbolt shoes could totally come in handy, and a girl can never have enough rope round the office, all that hanging, flowy movement can be a little worrisome on a windy day or on the subway platform as the train arrives. So shall we embrace the Greek goddess within this spring (most likely she'll go away come fall 2009), and just promise to stay away from revolving doors and the such all next season?
Some non-caftan looks: