Brian Reyes - 2006
Miami native Brian Reyes moved to New York at age 17 to pursue a career in fashion. After earning considerable hands-on design experience working with fashion icons Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Oscar De La Renta, Brian Reyes launched his own label.
Reyes focuses on creating wearable, versatile pieces that are both youthful and sophisticated. The designer believes there is room in a young woman's closet for elegant American wear, and Reyes' critics agree.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, February 2006
Brian Reyes presented a dramatic collection of womenswear at a Sony Studios sound stage during New York's Fall Fashion Week. The collection embodied Reyes' use of opposing fabrics and textures to bring complexity and depth to his designs. Pants and skirts began just below the rib cage, accentuated by chunky patent leather belts and sleek elastic waistbands. Bolero jackets jutted out around the shoulders and firmly protruded in front. Translucent fabrics with stripes and netted patterns were layered with fitted cashmere sweaters and chiffon blouses. The evening's stunner was a spring bride trailing a tulle gown adorned with fluttering paper-thin fabric flowers.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, September 2006
Brian Reyes' Spring 2007 collection was an eclectic array of pretty, poised dresses and separates. Reyes brought a modern spin to an otherwise conservative look with a teal cashmere short-sleeved pullover and silver skinny jeans. Leggings made an appearance in grey jersey, a fabric Reyes used elegantly. An ivory and gold silk brocade miniskirt paired with a navy and white silk chiffon top added a rich, decadent aesthetic to the collection. Feminine frocks and tailored shirtdresses further showcased the designer's remarkable range that never fails to impress.