Tracy Reese, one of the only African-American designers to show in the tents during New York Fashion Week, had a vision for spring 2010 as diverse as her runway. Bold colors, strong patterns and whisper-soft dresses, in a gallery.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Love the vivid hue on this pseudo-'80s number, which just seems really surprisingly wearable.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

A hip coat to turn an overworked office drone into a city-chic gal about town.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Animal print doesn't seem like it goes with the rest of the collection at first, but the truth is, it's bold without being over the top. Work-appropriate stuff for real women is what Tracy Reese does. So this fits.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Cropped jacket + cropped pants = spring freshness.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

This bubbly pattern is made of win.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

The orange pedal pushers are just plain cute.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Sunny yellow, in an easy, summery dress.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

More intense color, which just feels really optimistic. Everything is gonna be okay!

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Not sure about these pieces being styled together, but the top with white trousers or the skirt with a white tank would be spot on.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Reese can do a strong animal print dress, and a whimsical bubble-print dress, and then also a dreamy, soft, light-as-a-feather sheath like this one, in the palest hue.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

I can't explain what's going on here, I just know that I like it.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

More sweetness and light.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Swingy polka dots, but done in a really different and modern way. Love it!

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Steely gray with a structured bodice won't work on all bodies, but it's certainly sophisticated, and even better: Pretty.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Keep the floral frock; lose the gift wrap.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

Loving the way this divine dress is constructed: Shows off the collarbones, cinches the waist, has pockets! Two, please.

Tracy Reese: For The Bold, Girly Sophisticate In You

The lady takes a bow.

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