Tracy Reese is riding a wave this week after Michelle Obama wore one of her dresses while addressing the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. That's some serious product placement, and Reese kept the momentum going today with an energetic Spring show. Revving up the colors, embellishments, and prints even more than usual (you'd never call her a minimalist), Reese made sure to balance things out with looser silhouettes. "I wanted it to be strong but relaxed, and never too precious," she said backstage. Away-from-the-body clutch coats came in a lightweight jacquard as well as in laminated linen (the latter version also featured a cool, perforated leather hem), and slouchy silk trousers got a glam boost from ikat-patterned beading or mirrored "shingle" sequins. In general, separates like a mash-up moto jacket and funky, floral embroidered button-downs (reminiscent of old-school Hawaiian shirts) upstaged Reese's typically best-selling frocks this time around. Nothing here approximated the first lady's winning, iridescent brocade number from the other night. But then again, who would dare try to outdress Mobama anyways?