The countdown to Fall fashion week is on, and New York starts next week. I arrive Thursday but leave on Monday evening, and sadly I’ve had to decline some fab shows—the schedule is never perfect.

The Tracy Reese teaser, arrived this week, a sneak peek on what to expect next Sunday—this is a show I am always excited to see. For Fall 2013, expectations are set as Tracy Reese articulates her inspiration—inspired by New York; the collection transpires the paradoxical harshness of urban life with the romanticism of beauty.

Tracy Reese FALL 2013 sketch

Tracy Reese: FALL 2013 sketch.

Rich textures, sexy silhouettes with long slimming skirts, hourglass dresses, sweater tunics, meaty jackets and bold coats assimilate amidst deep black velvet darkness, accented with a scarlet, cerise, teal, aubergine, tan and lychee color palette.

The key silhouette from the collection, a flattering floral frock, with delicate beading is paired with flat closed-toe booties that create a timeless modern, easy-to-wear style. Well, I look forward to watching this collection unveiled in real-time! Check out: Tracy Reese.