Tracy Reese opted for a interactive presentation this season rather than her typical runway show, but that didn’t mean that Tracy Reese didn’t put her mark on fashion week. The brand convened the usual culprits of fashion and entertainment in an intimate gathering at The Roxy Hotel in New York and debuted a short film entitled “A Detroit Love Song” followed by the Fall 2016 RTW collection in the barroom nearby.
In homage to Detroit and its cultural melange, the collection was a mix of slouchy suiting, 1930s speakeasy references in leg garters and leather boots, and natural printed blouses and dresses channeling the city’s rebirth. Knit and silk gowns in rich wine and navy blue, crochet lace overlaid dresses, and houndstooth bombers with athletic stripe were thrown in for good measure.
Tracy Reese always gives a great balance of wearable chic. Her clothes are fashion-forward for the everyday woman with powerful pops of glamour and bold silhouettes. The two fur coats added an extra dose of sophistication and the mesh face netting accentuated the old-school nature of the collection.
Tracee Ellis Ross is a major fan of the brand, so I’m picking the floor-length landscape dress as a potential look for an upcoming event. Paired with black strappy heels, this multi-green hued gown would look phenomenal with Tracee’s complexion and natural hair. A long-sleeved floral number would make for another romantic ensemble for a red carpet moment.
No event would be complete without industry insiders — stylist June Ambrose and original creator of New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis were on hand to lend support at the presentation. In her tribute to Detroit, Tracy Reese no doubt made her hometown proud.
What do you think of Tracy Reese’s Fall 2016 RTW Collection?