New York Fashion Week: Tracy Reese Fall 2013 Inspiration & Sketch

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Tracy Reese Fall 2013

A sketch from Tracy Reese’s Fall 2013 collection

With New York Fashion Week just two weeks away, The Recessionista is starting to receive sketches from some of our favorite designers.  Tracy Reese is a long time favorite of ours.  Her fashions are also a favorite of the first family.  Malia Obama wore a Tracy Reese dress from Anthropologie for the private swearing in.  Michelle Obama wore a striking Tracy Reese dress for her appearance at the Democratic National Convention.

So what can we expect from Ms. Reese for Fall.   The designer’s office tells us, ” Tracy Reese fall 2013 collection is very much inspired by New York with all its harshness and beauty. Reese combines a variety of rich textures and both feral and romantic patterns for a collection of sexy silhouettes with an emphasis on hourglass dresses, longer slim skirts, sweater tunics and bold, meaty jackets and coats. ”

Look for as striking color palette showing off  rich fall colors.  The collection will include, black in all of its magnificence, from deep velvety darkness to textured patent refraction, anchors a palette highlighted by scarlet, cerise, teal, aubergine, tan and lychee.  Our spies tell us there will be a strong dress presence in this season’s collection, a classic and flattering Floral Frock in Scarlet is embellished with delicate beading and paired with a flat closed-toe bootie to create a timeless and modern, yet easy-to-wear look.  Above is a sketch of the black dress from the upcoming collection.  The dress looks like a blast of Poppy for fall, doesn’t it?


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