Tracy Reese: This season, Tracy Reese aimed to please her girly girls with vintage-inspired looks that had fresh, feminine twists.There were lots of the charming dresses she’s known for — like the ones turning up in “Sex and the City” at the moment. Reese also knows a thing or two about cutting coats and jackets, and there were some appealing new ones for spring, such as a tomato red leather jacket with a retro feeling and stylish silk twill trenchcoats. Other key pieces in the collection included flirtatious, black-and-white flowered skirts; a playful yellow floral silk chiffon camisole; terrific knits in an assortment of colors, and a hand-embroidered, strapless turquoise dress. All the bead-encrusted numbers were well-executed. Despite a few minor missteps — the matronly leaf-print dresses and the oddly colored iridescent pieces — it was a beautiful collection.
As Four: Much like beauty, kooky is as kooky does. And this season marked a breakthrough for New York’s As Four quartet, likely the entire industry’s biggest fashion kooks — and that’s meant in the nicest possible way. Billing themselves on their invite as “The New As Four,” Adi, Ange, Gabi and K.A.I. dispensed with their usual antics that, while entertaining, did distract attention from the clothes.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)