>> While working on her Spring 2012 collection, Reece Solomon had sunshine on her mind. "I was thinking about a tropical beach," the designer explained after her presentation Sunday night. Not that it would have been difficult to guess; nestled along driftwood-strewn tables were any number of bags just perfect for a seaside getaway. There were jute totes in stripes and chevron; oversized clutches in turquoise and cobalt; and weekend-ready carryalls in sunflower yellow. But even if it's true that everyone loves a beach, Solomon is still a downtown girl, and she definitely knows her customer. For all the bright colors and light, there was still a whole lot of city spirit on display: shapes were structured, lines were clean, and the details had just the right amount of grit.
Reece Hudson Spring 2012