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.

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

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

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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.

Cropped jacket + cropped pants = spring freshness.

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This bubbly pattern is made of win.

The orange pedal pushers are just plain cute.

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Sunny yellow, in an easy, summery dress.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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More sweetness and light.

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

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

Keep the floral frock; lose the gift wrap.

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

The lady takes a bow.

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