The Tracy Reese show, taking place September 13, was the first runway I attended during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. It felt like I waited in line forever and before we were finally aloud in the auditorium. The music was very pop-y, and I even spotted Ann Shoket of Seventeen Magazine and Kelly Osbourne.
The Tracy Reese Summer/Spring 2011 line was quite different from the first show I attended (Binetti Spring/Summer 2011). Rather than presenting ornate and highly detailed pieces, Tracy Reese stuck to much simpler silhouettes, causing my to believe her line was inspired by the minimalism trend that is sweeping Fall fashions. But Tracy Reese showed us minimalism with a twist by infusing the trend with 1970’s aesthetics. Think floppy hats made of lace and leather, boho-chic blouses with billowy sleeves, psychedelic prints, wide-legged pants, cut-out backs, and maxi dresses. And to top it off, she paired these garments with funky John Lennon-esque glasses. It definitely felt like a blast from the past. I also could perfectly envision the models walking off the runway right onto a sunny beach with an umbrella and picnic basket. In my mind, this collection was definitely perfect for your holiday at the resort.
I also very much appreciated the contrast between fabrics. Beside billowy silks, Tracy Reese incorporated lace, leather, tulle, and knits. The juxtaposition of all these materials kept the basic pieces lively.
To get the look, pair the following:
1. Soft white mini-dresses with matching white nail polish and John Lennon spectacles
2. Ethnic-printed maxi skirts with a floppy hat
3. Bulky knits and comfy shorts
4. Monochrome ensembles with a variety of pendant necklaces
5. Shades of cream, ocean blue, and white