September 08, 2007
Not all of the tennis action this weekend is happening in Queens: José Ramón Réyes, for one, served up a collection that was inspired by the sport in its twenties incarnation. "Every season there's a different theme, but I always keep sportswear in mind," he said. Easy drop-waist dresses (which featured charming dressmaker details like embroidered Mokuba ribbon, elastic puckers at the hip, and caviar beading for evening) held court with fuller "surfer" trousers, khakis, blazers, and tweed shorts. These were worn with Deauville-striped knitwear, a new category for the designer. Réyes might not have taken many chances with this rather one-track show, but he had his winners.