Tracy Reese Combines Comfort And Glamour At New York Fashion Week

'She's a total champion of individuality and walking to the beat of your own tune,' actress Gabrielle Union tells MTV News.

It’s not uncommon for clothes that hit the runway to be over-the-top or extravagant, but at the Tracy Reese show during New York fashion week, it was all about wearability.

Reese presented a collection that featured feminine frocks and loose tunics in a range of colors during her show.

“It was really about texture,” Reese told MTV News. “Texture, comfort, protection, glamour: How do we put all those together and create some really cool looks?”

Reese combined her key elements to produce a variety of original styles, from an eye-catching full-sleeved, hot-pink dress to a black-and-white number in alternating patterns.

“She’s a total champion of individuality and walking to the beat of your own tune,” said actress Gabrielle Union, who was in the audience alongside Julia Stiles.

Fur, a big trend on the runways this year, was also a key element of some of her pieces, including a turquoise dress that was accented with a black belt and fur neck wrap and a white dress with silver accents, which Reese paired with a beige fur coat.

Reese didn’t stray from her message of accessibility when it came to styling her models’ hair. “I wanted the hair to be simple and tousled like something you could do yourself and it gives a relaxed feeling to the clothing,” Reese said.

To achieve the look, TRESemmé celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu used a curling iron to produce reverse waves, which she topped off with sprayed-on colored highlights to match each girl’s look.

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