while mini skirts, sheer fabrics and crop tops Hope for Flowers’ Tracy Reese swept the spring runway in a purer mood. Her previous collections featured several mid-rise silhouettes with peekaboo, but after some thought, Reese is saying goodbye to all of that (for now). “When I actually see what’s being sold, it’s more humble,” Rees said. “I want to create clothes that people love and will wear over and over again. I don’t want to get too caught up in trends. Part of working more responsibly is making sure I’m making things that you want to wear in four or five years. I never want to forget That.”
As Reese explained, her core clientele came to her for lunch and cocktail ready shirts and dresses, and spring offers many of these classic patterns and fabrics. Silhouettes—mainly swing, wrap and suspender styles—are wardrobe staples, but special in details such as cutout embroidery or patchwork prints. The closest thing to a trend is wide-leg pants with cargo pockets, but they’re cut enough that, hopefully, customers will want to keep them when the pendulum swings back to tapered styles.