Tracy Reese

Reese’s show featured her feminine, embellished designs with a modern twist. Tapestry print jackets and coats over slim linen pants and pencil skirts, floral chiffon tops with tonal floral cardigans, lace skirts with satin waistbands, elaborate tunics over striped cigarette pants, and lots of interesting accessories (diamonds, wood, pearls). The color palette included gold, rust, cornflower blue, citron and lilac.
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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera delivered her signature brand of American sportswear, starting off with separates, swimwear, and short dresses in white and brown, with shots of emerald, orange and teal blue. Print dresses featured motifs of 50s swimmers, slim tattersall suits were accessorized with red sandals. After this, the dress show begins and this is where Herrera shines. Twisted and shirred silk…
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More SS05 Fashion Week stuff coming up…some heavy hitters grace Bryant Park today: Carolina Herrera Jeffrey Chow Bill Blass Esteban Cortazar Proenza Schouler (one of my personal faves) Samanatha Treacy Nicole Miller Tommy Hilfiger (returning to the tents after missing FW04) stay tuned for more reviews…
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Imitation of Christ

Tara Subkoff’s line used to be the coolest of the cool. Now it seems like it’s a ripoff of a bunch of designers that did it better the first time around. The first half of the show was the Imitation line, grecian shorts and minidresses with sequins, loose capris and worn with gladiator type sandals, part of her collaboration with…
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Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole was channeling a bit of Narciso Rodriguez in his spring presentation: lots of white, clean lines, skinny silk skirts with fitted tanks, retro cut swimsuits. After the white intro, he delved into neutrals like sand, navy and steel gray, with a bit of pale aqua thrown in. Silhouettes were slim, with fitted suits, pencil skirts, and elegant sheaths…
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