Fishnets are having a bit of a moment, aren’t they? First the almighty Beyonce rocked a flesh-tone pair for her epic halftime performance at the 47th Super Bowl just last week, and earlier today Reem Acra infused it into her latest offering: A collection of flirty, frothy, femme fatale-esque confections (compete with fishnet-paneling) inspired by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama and his iconic Tights anthology.
Acra’s interpretation of Moriyama’s elegant yet erotic works translated beautifully to the runway. In a predominate palette of black and silver with splashes of white and red, the oil slick leather-like cocktail dress and the gorgeous floral embroidered sheath turned plenty of heads, but it was the red carpet-worthy beaded fit-and-flare frock along with the peplum tulle ball gown that drew scores of audible oohs and aahs from the audience.
Oh, and one last thing: From sleeve trimming to shoulder and side cutouts to a full-on bodice of mostly nothing but netting, Acra successfully made fishnet detailing titillating but tasteful. Not an easy feat, but alas—there’s a first time for everything.