Once in a while, a collection hits the runway of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that makes you wish to fast-forward time and seasons. The Fall 2012 runway show by Tracy Reese was undoubtedly that collection for me.
Designer (and fellow FAB Cass Tech Alumni) – Tracy Reese.
One resounding similarity of each piece in the collection made me believe in the flirty, happiness that fall fashion brings. Usually, the change in seasons brings a melancholy feel and desire to extend summertime weather and fun – well into the autumn months. This collection however, showcases pops of print and colors that bubbles up the anticipation for seasonal & fashionable change. The confident, bold shades of orange and bright greens paired with embellished tops and form-fitting silhouettes will definitely be a hit for the bold, fierce fashionistas that’s unafraid of standing out in a room, on a runway or beyond.
It’s officially less than a month away and the Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show line up has been announced. There’s an impressive list of new and returning designers that are prepared to show their latest collection at Lincoln Center to hundred of thousands of fashion industry professionals, insiders and VIPs.
“New York City is the fashion capital of the world, and from September 8th – 15th Lincoln Center will become the heartbeat of the city,” says Peter Levy, SVP Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide. ”Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the city’s single largest media event, is proud to offer some of the biggest names in fashion, as well as young and emerging talent, an unsurpassed platform to debut their Spring 2012 Collections.”
“This season’s diverse lineup ofdesigners is a testament to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Lincoln Center’s ability to create a world stage for the fashion industry to showcase everyone from the well established brands to the future stars,” said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. ”The scope and support of the event continues to evolve and with it comes new opportunities and benefits for those involved.”
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will present the following designers:
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
Son Jung Wan
Diesel Black Gold
Chado Ralpho Rucci
Milly by Michelle Smith
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*Denotes first time showings at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / Lincoln Center.
What does designer Tracy Reese and DivasandDorks.com founder have in common? If you guessed – that we shared the same name on our diploma from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan – then you’d be RIGHT!
(For more on other illustrious Cass Tech graduates check below…)
With an innate desire to create beautiful things, Detroit native Tracy Reese headed for Manhattan in 1982 to attend Parsons School of Design where she received an accelerated degree in 1984. Upon graduation, Reese apprenticed under designer Martine Sitbon while working for the small contemporary firm, Arlequin. Reese worked at some of the industry’s top fashion houses, including Perry Ellis where she was the design director for Women’s Portfolio. Tracy Reese has become a mainstay in the fashion industry as she continues to develop a strong design philosophy by staying true to her specific point of view. Reese has collaborated with several top brands including Sally Hansen, Hue and most recently, a line of footwear, plenty by Tracy Reese for Keds, debuting in spring 2009. Bright colors, unique prints and intricate patterns define Tracy Reese, plenty and frock! A consistent fashion favorite amongst industry insiders, celebrities and fashionistas alike, Reese crafts finely detailed looks that make a statement and are easy to wear, garnering the attention of the nation’s top media.
2011 Fall Collection Recap
Furry yet feminine, with textures galore!
This modern take on Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite fall looks…
With funky designs and textures, this is classic Tracy Reese style…
Look for tons of prints and fur designs this autumn…it’s unavoidable…
Check out the complete runway show:
For more about Cass Tech Alumni making things happen…check out the link below…