Reem Acra designs uniforms for a Beirut hospital

Reem Acra designs uniforms for a Beirut hospital

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Lebanese fashion designer Reem Acra is giving back to the city she grew up in, by creating the uniforms for the staff at Beirut's AUBMC

Reem Acra is well acquainted with the American University of Beirut Medical Center: she was born at the hospital there, and spent her childhood days running in its halls, as her mother worked in its Family Medicine Department and her father served as chairman of the Department of Environmental Health, and Acra's brother, Sari, even studied medicine there.

It's an affiliation that the designer, who is based in New York, is using to wholeheartedly give back – by creating uniforms for its staff. “The AUBMC is near and dear to my heart,” Acra said. “[It] played a major role in my life in Beirut, so I am honoured to have the opportunity to design and produce these elegant uniforms, to aid in recognising a staff that is at the heart of this caring institution.”