We can always count on Tracy Reese to present a collection of covetable ladylike frocks and sophisticated separates. And while that was certainly the case for her Fall 2014 collection, Reese took a more "relaxed" approach with her signature feminine designs.
"Relaxed is more modern. It's the way that we really wear clothes," Reese told The Huffington Post after her New York Fashion Week show. "I wanted to think about how to make these looks more accessible and take the precious out of beautiful frocks."
While the collection's dresses -- from sequined party numbers to form-fitting sheaths -- were beautiful with plenty of FLOTUS-perfect picks, there was certainly a more laid back vibe to the way Reese styled the season's offerings. Menswear inspired separates played well with bold outerwear designs, while oversized sweaters were teamed with fulls skirts and glitter encrusted loafers. It was a departure from the polished gal Reese is used to sending down the runway, proving it's possible for women to kick off their heels and still look fabulous.
That spirit of self-expression and individual beauty were also conscious themes that Reese cited in her presentation, especially with the inspiration behind the models' hair and makeup. The team from Mally Beauty dreamed up five eye-catching looks to invoke the following emotions: aggressive, sultry, exuberant, stoic and melancholy. In addition, the curl experts at Ouidad handled the models' tresses to highlight each girls' natural textures.
"I wanted the models to show their individual personalities because we're all different and we're all in different places on any given day emotionally," Reese told The HuffPost. "I decide what I'm going to wear everyday by how I feel when I wake up in the morning. Do I feel pretty? Do I feel androgynous? Do I feel sparkly? What is it? There were all these different facets that I wanted to explore within the collection."
Here's a look at the final walk from the Tracy Reese Fall 2014 show --and make sure to scroll down for a slideshow of all the looks from the presentation.