NEW YORK, Jul 23, 2009 / FW/ — Music morphs into fashion with the frock! by Tracy Reese Fall 2009 collection. Inspired by old Berlin, where artists and musicians thrived in a diverse and vibrant underground life, Tracy Reese brought their vivacious energy on the mini cocktail dresses and well… frocks.
Lively and eccentric prints influenced by the experimental sounds of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Nick Cave were given intense hues that took a cue from the works of expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner resulting to a whimsical yet sophisticated collection of day to evening frocks for the avant-garde party girl.
And as always with a Tracy Reese collection, there is always an old world charm woven into a modernistic vision that makes it so precious. And thus, the free-spirit of old Berlin was cleverly incorporated to contemporary silhouettes.
A bohemian check on washed georgette adds an edgy vibe to the “Krista,” while a ruffle-trimmed bodice updates a classic silhouette with feminine flair.
The open neck and wide shoulders of the “Nina” create a distinctive shape, empowered in rose carthane and black lace stripes, while a centered rose-print placement on the flutter-sleeve “Mehgan” salutes the bold content and lively color palette of expressionist art of the time.
The cascading ruffled skirt of the “Valerie” and rhinestone embellishment of the “Jamila” add romantic touches to brilliant hues of violet, clover and rose carthane while exposed black zippers provide an offbeat twist.
Timeless styles return for fall in eclectic criss-cross embroidery as the black sweetheart neckline of the “Jessica” and black cummerbund waist of the “Charlotte” offer a welcomed contrast.