Sunday, March 21, 2010
One of the designers that is a great new talent but gets kinda forgotten is Brian Reyes. He's an American designer that shows at New York Fashion Week. He occasionally gets featured in magazines but not with any regularity. That's pretty disappointing considering he makes some cute, wearable clothes. He's one of the few designers that isn't afraid to use print and color and I totally love it.
In his Spring Summer 2010 show he had a whole series of dresses in a shagreen print. Shagreen is the textile from stingray leather, it has a kind of pebbled/mosaic print. Its a really beautiful natural material and I've never seen that reinterpreted as a fabric print. Not only is the print of these dresses cute, but the cut is too. They're cut to be flattering and young, perfect for spring. They look like they would be great on a young woman, I like that they are sexy without being revealing.
Brian Reyes is a wonderful Columbian-American designer who is making beautiful clothes for young women. I know, these dresses aren't really for everyone because not everyone wants to wear bright ink blots all over them, but they certainly fill a void in the fashion world. I'm excited to watch how his career progresses, we can't have enough designers that aren't afraid to take risks with color and print!
Pictures from Style