For fall, Tracy Reese eschewed the runway in favor of an intimate presentation that paid homage to her native Detroit via the screening of a visually beautiful film she collaborated on titled, “A Detroit Love Song.” All the looks from the collection were featured and, afterward, guests were able to view the pieces up close. “It feels like home,” Reese said, “so rich in culture, art, music and dance.”
Known for her vibrant use of color, Reese toned it down this season with darker shades of mossy green and pomegranate and neutrals such as soft ivory and gray. The collection had a retro flare with lingerie-inspired slipdresses and Victorian lace tops. There was also a play on men’s wear in a herringbone jacket and trousers paired with a frilly blouse.
Reese also offered plenty of delicate beadwork, only this season it was muted and tonal. As for her signature prints, they appeared in a leafy landscape-motif slipdress worn under a chunky cardigan as well as on a floral flounced maxi dress. Her oversize outerwear, meanwhile, was a nod to the Eighties, with voluminous backs that can be worn over anything.