June 19, 2012 New York
TSE's Brian Reyes looked to Brazil for his new Resort collection. Many people associate Rio with the bright colors found during carnival, but Reyes found inspiration in simple natural phenomena like the country's miles of coastline, which he subtly echoed on a Lurex cashmere twinset and tube skirt. Banded agate slices specific to the region appeared as a digital print on silk shirtdresses, plus a shift with engineered seams. Knits always receive top billing at TSE, and highlights here included an open-weave sweater with a Baja-like ease about it as well as several body-con, perforated cashmere bouclé pieces. This lineup didn't push the fashion envelope as much as his past two collections for the brand, but if anything, Resort is a commercial season focused on making cash registers ring, and these wearable staples should do just that.
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