September 07, 2007
This was a generally unfocused Spring collection, unified only by some exciting texture and color combinations. Reyes showed a lot of legmostly with short dresseson models with witty, Marge Simpson-esque updos. Hip-length coats with peaked shoulders looked (literally) square, nearly as wide as they were long. A chartreuse moiré strapless gown with a pieced skirt and haphazardly ruched bodice lacked the expert finishing it needed in order to work. On the brighter side were the designer's simple chemise dresses, one in a great nubbly plaid, and a shocking-pink silk dress that would do equally well for the office as for cocktails. And a red-carpet radical might want to scoop up the black column dress aflutter with head-to-toe chiffon tabs. Hopefully next season Reyes will continue to run free with fabrics while sharpening his overall theme and concentrating more on shape and construction.