New Label Alert: Reece Hudson-------
Designer Reece Solomon, who graduated this past May from Parsons, may be starting small, but she’s already thinking big, at least bigger than the tight collection of five bags she debuted for spring. “I definitely want to go into clothing,” says Solomon, 23, whose roster of favorite designers includes Givenchy, Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler. In fact, she interned for the lattermost for three years. (You can try to spot her in Loïc Prigent’s documentary of Proenza’s Fall show, The Day Before.) Fittingly, there’s a functionality to her bags that echoes the very practical chic of her former bosses’ hit bag, the PS1. With clean, utilitarian shapes and buckle details, the design is quite masculine.
There are two satchels meant to sling across the body—one round bag for $840, the other a curved square for $940. The highlight is easily a slim python clutch, priced at $840, with an X-strap that allows for effortless carriage. All five are rendered in buttery black and dark chocolate lambskin. So far, Solomon has scored orders at Castor & Pollux in New York and Switch in Beverly Hills, but the buying season isn’t yet closed.