Who doesn't long for the days when travel was chic, a time before
stretch-velour tracksuits, endless security hassles, and the soggy penne with chicken option? Celebrating a decade in business, Tracy Reese took her audience back to a more civilized era today with a collection that set out on a figurative trip to northern AfricaTangiers and Tunisia, specifically.
The journey began with a strong group of black-and-white, spectator-inspired travel clothes. There were slim pinstriped skirtsuits, fitted jackets over lean sailor pants, and smart dresses, graphically striped with grosgrain ribbon and tulle. Relaxed, sequined pajama jackets were elegant and easy.
There were some bumps along the way, though. When Reese switched eras, hitting the disco seventies, the spell was broken.