Tracy Reese Spring 2012
Celebrities Spotted: Selita Ebanks, Angela Bassett, Tika Sumpter, Solange, Aisha Tyler, Louise Roe, Katie Cassidy and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
What We Thought:
Tracy Reese has always been inspired by her surroundings, but this collection emphasized her love of art and nature. The pieces were light, airy and effortlessly feminine with a bohemian flair. As expected, the colors were vibrant, with punches of neon that caught the eye. There was an incessant parade of pretty, romantic dresses with fun flirty details which will certainly be a hot commodity for spring 2012. Other than her signature floral prints, the palazzo jumpsuits and the 50’s inspired romper were an unexpected twist to an otherwise predictable line.
While Reese’s usual design aesthetic of floral and lace were seen throughout the collection, her accessories of choice were certainly an eye catcher. Many of the pieces were complimented by small structured straw hats made by Jennifer Oullette and umbrellas that incorporated the lace and other fabrics from the gowns and other ensembles with which it was paired. What’s more the soft wavy hair with the french-roll on the side was an imaginative touch that complimented this collection. This helped us to envision the story of the carefree jetsetter, who is romantic at heart, which she seemingly wanted to convey.
She will always be a mainstay in the fashion industry as her ability to stay true to her design aesthetic, while injecting subtle updates to keep her current, is unwavering. It is this business philosophy that has made her collections timeless and this collection is no exception. It’s possible that Tracy Reese has adapted to the cliché, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” as she will always give her loyalists what they want.