Michelle Obama found inspiration in the fashion from Tracy Reese. The First Lady donned a floral frock from the fashion designer to the "Let Freedom Ring' ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The dress walked down the runway during the designer's Fall 2013 NYFW collection.
Tracy Reese is known for her eponymous collection of ultra-feminine silhouettes with a beautiful use of print and color, as well as her bohemian, ethnic-inspired collection, plenty by Tracy Reese. A board member of the CFDA. Reese’s eye for detail and extensive knowledge of color pours into each season’s collection with art-inspired prints, modern textures and an array of fabrics, consistently creating timeless, wearable looks.
NY Fall Fashion Week is coming soon and we received a sneak preview of the collection from the designer.
Tracy Reese Spring 2014 radiates sensuality, energy and optimism with an array of bold, spirited styles infused with Afro-Cuban influences to create an aesthetic full of texture and movement. Balancing fresh, feminine styles and modern sportswear, the collection is rich in detail, including leather and raffia embroideries and authentic athletic accents. Silhouettes range from crop-tops paired with full midi-skirts and cropped trousers to signature fit and flare frocks. Textile highlights include geometric laces, tribal embroideries and bonded technical knits. Prints, always a staple of Tracy Reese collections, include mixed scale gingham and window pane, tropical floral placements and tribal geometrics in a spectrum of pinks, blues, greens and ochre. Building on Afro-Cuban cultural influences, key looks such as a bold lapis and scarlet floral flyaway frock with back ruffle detail, a striped scarlet and black flyaway tee, structured crisp white trousers and fisherman-inspired sandals express the effortless style of the modern woman who is sexy, assured and contemporary.