Tracy Reese RTW Fall 2017
Determined to keep the fun in fashion, Tracy Reese showed lots of pretty, feminine dresses as well as smart tailored pieces.
“I never want to lose the fun in clothing — it’s a way to express yourself,” Tracy Reese said at her presentation. And indeed, her fall lineup was all about individuality and self-expression, with Reese looking to celebrate the many facets of womanhood. She showed her collection in several charming vignettes: Each setup had a young female poet reading her work. Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City, attended the presentation as well.
Reese showed plenty of the pretty, feminine dresses that she’s known for, but she also focused on tailored pieces for fall that were flexible and easy to wear. Her men’s wear-inspired blazers in plaid were knit, so women can easily move and work in them, but still look polished and chic. For day, Reese showed a patchwork plaid sheath, engineered knits, stirrup pants, classic shirts with lace cuffs, mini floral wrap dresses and variations on the pantsuit. There were some terrific coats, most notably a metallic jacquard topper. For evening, she glammed it up with beautiful and rich embroideries; case in point, an Asian-inspired floral embellished dress. Overall, Reese delivered a beautiful collection with a strong emphasis on sportswear that feels just right in today’s political climate. “I’m honored to dress beautiful, strong women,” she said.