Tracy Reese Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 10, 2014

You’ll have to forgive us, darlings; because after 5 days at New York Fashion Week, having sat through 2 dozen shows already, one does tend to talk like a parody of a fashion editor. After a while, you realize you sound like you work at Patsy Stone’s magazine. We’re telling you this because we loved this collection and subsequently couldn’t stop singing its praises without the use of catchy phrases and vaguely defined imagery. “She’s uptown girl meets downtown party girl!” we cried. “The cool chick just found the best consignment shop in the city!” we shrieked, somewhat nonsensically. “Funky socialite!” “Boho princess!”

The point is, we liked it, all right?




[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

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  • gabbilevy

    I just want to crawl into that yellow sweater and live there forever. Love how much of this looks cozy without looking sloppy.

    • Amber J

      That was my first reaction as well. I would live in that sweater.

  • mmebam


    • TropiCarla

      Do share the yellow ones. I only want to wear them EVERYDAY. 🙂

      • mmebam

        We’ll work out a schedule. 🙂

  • Sarah

    My BFF once told me I was really easy to buy presents for because if there’s a tree on it, I like it. I also like glittery shoes, and anything with a lot of texture, so I dig this stuff a lot.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Put a tree on it, these are rather Portlandia looking, not the usual uptown look that she usually does.

  • decormaven

    Love the pattern in the fabric in look number 11.

  • marlie

    Again, loving the coats and sweaters, and not much else.

    But I’d love to go to a dinner party Chez TLo, where all of the guests are the women represented by each of these collections. It would be interesting, to say the least.

    • Danielle

      I’d love to go to a dinner party at Chez TLo period. They can even pass scathing remarks on my outfit and I wouldn’t mind.

      • formerlyAnon

        But you know they never would. They have manners. (And what the hosts say to each other while cleaning up the last bits in the kitchen, well that’s just between them. And probably is more interesting than remarks about civilians’ clothing.)

      • marlie

        Like @formerlyAnon:disqus said, I doubt they’d comment on “real people’s” outfits. Their snark is reserved for people who are paid ridiculous amounts of money to get dressed up and look good every day.

        • marlie

          ETA: And if you fall into this category, *I* want to meet you. 🙂

          • Danielle

            What about the “I wear sweatpants and am covered in an alarming amount of Siberian Husky fur more than I care to admit” category?

          • marlie

            In that case, I want to meet the Husky! 😉

  • mjude

    loving the coats & shoes. not that I don’t love the looks its just that I know can wear a good coat & a good man-shoe

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  • VioletFem

    I love the patterns and the colors (especially that bright yellow in this collection). Also, props to Tracy Reese for using so many models of color, it doesn’t happen often enough at most Fashion Weeks.

  • Anna

    Really digging the black toggle jacket and the black and white chevron stripe coat just below it.

  • The capes are a bit shrug worthy (in execution and in reaction), but this is a solid, modern collection with some advanced pattern clashing.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I’d give it 10 minutes before I caught one of those elongated toggles on a door handle and gave myself whiplash.

  • StarburstLady

    Tracey Reese is one of my favorite designers– (generally) bright colors, bold patterns, and designs that work on women’s bodies. She’s especially good at designing clothes that allow for big hips, and I can tell this collection is no exception. Flattering and stylish. I want it all (especially any of the photo-prints!)

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I want to wave some of these prints in Peter Pilotto’s face — especially the outfit where that plaid jacket is paired with that delightful floral — and say, “See? This is how you do prints without making the girl look like she got into a fight at the fabric store!”

  • Danielle

    J’ADORE those tree prints.

  • MilaXX

    I wasn’t feeling this collection until we got to that cheveron cape, then I loved it. I really love the chevron coat dress.

  • alyce1213

    The paisley separates and the windowpane coat (+scarf, bag and boots) are standouts for me, and the shoes.

  • Tanya Wade

    As someone who just went to some of the coolest consignment shops in the city, I have to say – I agree! I love this whole collection, esp. the tree dress and the use of infinity scarves and feather boas.

  • SewingSiren

    Capes. Trees. Socks, and Gold boots. All in my wheelhouse.

  • Kate Andrews

    God, I love Tracy Reese. First, those gold boots! And the chevron cape (the coat too), and the body-con tree dress (dare I call it a “tree-hugging dress”? Yes, I do.)

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Those caplets are really swell!

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    i want that long yellow thing. i NEED it.

  • korilian

    Loved the first one, but hate the styling. Those fuggly flats are throwing the proportions of the dresses of like crazy!

  • Yeeees. :grabby hands: One of everything, please.

  • paintedfish

    so much coat porn!

  • Jennifer Schiller

    Gah more coats I need. I love the last two looks, and the last shoes. Those tree prints are to die for…

  • formerlyAnon

    I like several of the jackets and the coat that looks like a vaguely plaid bathrobe. A number of the dresses are lovely. But the more interesting distinctive looks are giving me strong “not for short girls” vibes. Perhaps I just cannot imagine with proper editing and tailoring.

  • sojourneryouth

    Most of this I love. I am not feeling the Frankensweaters, though, or the poufy capes, and the more Seventies style mustardy florals. That tree print is making me high, though. I do wonder about the styling, like that awful maribou necklace, and the skinny belts with the strap left hanging, but that’s fashion, I guess.

  • More capes and flats! We are on such a roll.

  • Aidan B

    LOVE. There are so many great pieces here. I don’t know if I’d combine them all the way they are done here but I definitely want most of them in my closet. Those tree-print dresses are to die for.

  • Ceur

    Love the model casting.

  • The forest prints are ripped from my dreams! The color palette is not for me, for the most part, but a lot of stylish ladies could put these pieces through their paces.

  • understateddiva

    Love the geometric prints in slouchy shapes – such an inspired combination. I understand not being able to find synonyms for awesome!

  • demidaemon

    I love this. My only quibble is that I hate the use of the ruffles on some of the tops. Just no.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Man, I am not liking the colors that everyone is showing. It’s 100% my own preferences, but usually I can come around to whatever colors are being shown. I am wondering if these colors were worn by the scary people from a really bleak time in my childhood. I’m having such a strong negative reaction to most of the stuff being shown.

    But surely this means the spirits of Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper are just up the road, a few seasons out, not very far off now, so that gives me hope.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Please some Debbie and Cyndi! As I said above, too Portlandia for me.

  • quiltrx

    I really like all the black/white and black/grey pieces. The damask-ish coat in the small pics and the chevron cape are giving me life!

  • Jacob Bowen

    No joke, I actually teared up and shrieked when I saw the outdoors/forest print. It is like they took a picture of my parent’s backyard and it makes me nostalgic for my childhood. I LOVE this collection.

  • minnye

    The tree print, oooh! I would wear the dress in photo #4, and wear it and wear it.

  • i really like most of this, esp the prints and the hand-knit looking sweaters, but the mid-calf skirts with the flat splayed toe shoes are damn unattractive to me. see slides #9 and 10.

  • DeTrop

    Love the geometrics, the prints and the color palette. Oh to be tall.

  • Diego!

    Love! Fun, simple and eye-catching. This is a great collection!

  • Ashleigh

    I HATE all of the shoes. HATE. Almost ruined it for me.

  • conniemd

    I really like this too. You don’t have to be young to wear the clothes, but they would make you feel young.

  • Morgan

    I really want everyone of these coats. Especially the black and white graphic one! In love!

  • Sunraya

    I don’t know, did this look better in person? Maybe I’m cranky, cause I’m not liking much this year.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I have a deep visceral need for the long version of the geometric patterned coat. In my dreams!