A warm and muted color palate was the staple on the Tracy Reese Fall 2014 runway. Amongst Reese’s mixed looks, dresses ruled the runway. Knits with prints, and prints atop prints, the key to this collection was contradiction. Model’s mild makeup and thick brows grounded print heavy looks. Look after look, ‘cozy-chic’ was seeping off the runway.
Models sashayed past onlookers toward eager photographers in printed pumps, fur trimmed clogs and metallic boots. The shoes that stole the show were Reese’s shimmering, bi-colored, gold flecked pointed flats.
An equal amount of flowy and fitted forms balanced out Reese’s 43 piece collection. She played with mixed prints and mixed colors, like a plunging v-neck multi-colored and multi-fabric long sleeve sweater, complete with a one arm mesh knit sleeve.
Reese’s collection showcased a multitude of prints like tweed plaid, thick geometric stripes, and a variety of florals. But it was her silk screen tree print set to a late sunset background, on two dresses and a skirt, that made me ready for this fall to come in quick.
One dress stood out above the rest in the show. Paired with a light grey feather scarf, the nude, v-neck knee length silk dress featured a slight flare at the trim and a silver diagonal sequined pattern which encrusted the breast, bodice and right hip.
The upcoming Fall for Tracy Reese is laid back, sophisticated, full of sequined fun and most of all warm, warm, warm!
- Niko Nelson
Photos by Mariana Leung