Summary: Tracy Reese stepped a little out of box this season with a bold and edgier line that took its cues from the wonderment of travel. She expanded her palette of patterns away from her signature florals, to include abstract patterns inspired by elements of nature such as waves and rainforests, as well as tribal-looking prints.
And though she seemed to be implementing an idea of crossing cultures, she also quietly paid an homage to the decade of the moment-the 1970s-with flared pants, swingy mini-dresses and floppy hats. The collection resonated with Reese's playful ability yet seemed less fussy and more effortlessly chic in its simple silhouettes and statement making prints-exactly what travel-inspired fashion should look like.
Color Palette: alabaster, bright navy, black, rose, wave, orchid, nude, dark alabaster, black stripes, army blue, tribal waves, tree bark, ivory, saddle brown, auburn, auburn rainforest
Fabrics and Textures: beaded, raffia, carthane, pom pom, yarn, jersey, tweed, leather, lace applique, lace, perforated, organdy, embellished, flower applique
Key Looks: Waves and orchid tiered gown, nude caped shift, tree bark abstract contrast strapless dress, saddle brown perforated trench dress, army blue organdy shirt and saddle brown flares, ivory flower applique shift
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