2008 September 7
Reyes - New York Spring 2009
(NEW YORK) Bold colors and innovative shapes ruled the runway at Réyes ths season, as José Ramón Réyes found a new muse: the gallerina! “I usually go for references of movies and books,” he said, “but then all of a sudden this idea of this gallery girl started coming into my head. She puts herself together in an eclectic sort of way, so you’re going to see her in cocktail dresses made of burlap, or painter’s jumpsuits that are completely sheer that she wears to the office.” Sounds strange, but Réyes may be on to something; his collection had a Marni-esque quirkiness that, though a little much at moments, was completely charming at others.
Sheer blouses in bright chartreuses or tangerines had plaid bras in complementing colors that just showed through for a sliver of playful sexiness. Dresses and skirts were tiered, draped, or wrapped; an oversized blazer had a criss-crossing open back. The color palette was spot-on: kelly green, marigold, navy, and hot pink were summery without being cliché. It may have been pouring rain outside, but those dedicated attendees were not disappointed.