Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear
February 03, 2007 New York
José Ramón Réyes, a native of the Dominican Republic and a Parsons grad, cited Elle Macpherson as the muse for his runway debut, an eighties sportswear-inspired collection that included exposed zips, drawstring waists (a mini-trend of the season), neoprene, technical nylons, and touches of fluorescent. Some of Réyes' more literal takes on the trend, like an exaggeratedly boxy striped "kangaroo" dress, seemed destined to go no further than the runway, but his sloped-shoulder utility tops and track pants had legs. You could imagine MisShapes regulars sporting the fitted or funnel-necked dresses at Don Hill's, while a velvet sack dress wouldn't scare off a leggy girl who spends Saturday nights at Tenjune with her investment-banker boyfriend.