DALLAS, Jan 8, 2009 / FW/ — A newcomer in the New York fashion scene, Douglas Reker’s intimate knowledge of fabric treatments and surface embellishments is making his freshman year also his breakout season.
Reker’s Spring 2009 collection entitled Picnic, which was inspired by the three-dimensional movements of basket weave and floral landscapes had been featured at WWD and at the January issue of Allure Magazine, a feat for any young designer especially one who is just making his debut.
A native of Nashville and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art Design, Douglas Reker might be young but he is already a veteran of well-known fashion companies like La Rok, Pencey and Christian Lacroix jeans.
Hence, it’s not surprising that his whimsical silhouettes that feature vintage floral motifs peaking through open weave sleeves of fluttering blouses are wearable and functional at the same time. Reker brings an air of avant-garde into everyday, wearable separates while keeping that luxe feel and without sacrificing style.
Carefully balancing line, structure, form and fit, Douglas Reker conveys an air of enthusiasm and joviality for his Spring 2009 collection. After all, isn’t it that is what picnics are all about?
The Douglas Reker collection is available at Debut, New York and Funky La La, New York
Photos courtesy of Douglas Reker