Summary: It seemed Brian Reyes' Fall 2009 Collection was inspired by the stone quarries Fred Flintstone worked on. The limestone and marble printed frocks, no pun intended, rocked the runway. Reyes' collection was deemed perfect for the strong, powerful women of the world. Accents to the waist, pleated silks, and patterned embroidery were the show's sharpest highlights. While some of the shorter dress I found to be a little unseasonal, they might work well when paired with one of Reyes' car coats (and maybe some gloves and a scarf). The dutch blue open front mini dress was a surprising hit for me. Not normally a fan of the cut-outs, I thought this was done tastefully well. This dress, and the collection as a whole, was sexy yet still lady-like. The Manolo's on the other hand, while gorgeous, were ill-fitting on most of the models. Best part of the show? When Reyes decided to have all the girls walk barefoot down the runway for the finale. Classic!
Color Palette: Grey, graphite, Brazilian blue, dutch blue, camel, garnet, mauve, citron, emerald, metallic black, navy, champagne, gold
Textures & Details: Silk, lace, suede, croc, heathered wool, zig-zag embroidery, pleating, marble and limestone embroidery, draping, angled details
Key Looks: Otter box pleat car coat, pocket pencil skirt; dutch blue open front draped dress; emerald double fold flap dress and emerald buckle belt, croc mailer bag;
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