According to Tracy Reese, her clientele ranges from 16-year-olds to 60-plus-year-olds. The unifying factor? "They're women who aren't afraid to be noticed," said the designer backstage. That's a good thing considering her Fall show, in which she showed no fear in tossing together sequined florals with, say, an animal print and paisley wool in a single lookoccasionally to overdone effect.
Reese loves a woman's waist, and here she played with moving it up in chic, high-waisted, wide-leg trousers, then down in twenties-inspired drop-waist skirts. The designer took inspiration from the earth's elements, which played out in bold prints influenced by stormy waves and blown-up photo prints of grass and roses. Amid the textural array, the simplicity of a lean oatmeal sweater coat provided a moment to catch your breath, because even a girl who likes to get noticed needs a day off.