Tracy Reese isn't trying to be Alexander Wang - as in, she doesn't expect editors waiting on-edge to see new turn she'll take next. Instead, like plenty of other economically aware designers, she's basing her style on what customers want. That, for now, includes more of her signature short, ruched dresses (in cheetah print, black and army green, for instance), plus textured layers we wish we had today for the second round of New York snowstorms.
Reese girls - such as Julia Stiles, Kristen Bell, Adrienne Bailon and Erin Lucas, who all sat front-row - can keep warm in cosy cardigans (think cable knit or fur-sleeved), fringed jackets, stirrup pants and ample scarves. Mixing textures was key. Reese rolled out a sweet "spruce" lace dress to match her floral runway background, and she added interest to other pieces with real and faux fur, jacquard styles and crystal embellishment. Some might say safe about this collection, but we're going with another 'S' word: salable.