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Tracy Reese at New York Fashion Week: Opposites attract

Fashion from the Tracy Reese fall 2014 collection

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Inspiration: According to program notes, Tracy Reese was inspired by “juxtapositions – playing the loud and ecstatic against the pragmatic and quietly complex."  Nothing illustrated the concept more than Reese’s own outfit  – a feminine turquoise dress that bordered on frilly. With high heels it may've read a tad saccharine, but with gold metallic sneakers (yep, sneakers) it got a...

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Tracy Reese: A Cuban Beat

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The

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Tracy Reese’s fashion show invite included a video clip of Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo playing “Babalu.” And the guys with the maracas and conga drums on the runway, along with the bags of plantain chips on the seats, well, you got a good idea that Reese had something Cuban up her pretty sleeve.

Indeed her optimistic, all-out fun Cuban-inspired collection virtually undulated with energy. Models,...

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Tracy Reese: Quirky combos and a cat on the catwalk

Lily, a 4-year-old Siamese Blue Point rescue cat,

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First off, there was a cat (yep, a real one) on the catwalk at Tracy Reese’s show. Lily, a 4-year-old Siamese Blue Point rescue cat, took to the arms of a model wearing a bright floral frock who carried the feline. Reportedly, the cat was supposed to walk down the runway on a leash, but got a little scared – yep, a scaredy cat. Cats aren’t that good on leashes, but pet food brand Purina ONE, which...

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Tracy Reese: A merry mash-up

Pants were relaxed — draped harems, leather baggies,

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Gigantic images of Watusi dancers, flowers and leaves interchanged with skyscrapers, oil rigs and highways flashed at the back of Tracy Reese’s runway show at the tents on Sunday afternoon, underscoring her vision for spring: a “mash-up” — her word — of organic fabrics colliding with technical ones. It was all about juxtaposition — soft and structured silhouettes, sporty and feminine garments.

Known...

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