Brian Reyes Discontinues Main Collection, Will Focus on Private Sales
We hear, from numerous sources, that Brian Reyes has stopped production on its main collection. Update 1: We spoke with another source inside the Reyes camp, who told us that Brian did indeed design a Spring 2011 collection. However, the focus will be private sales, which Reyes has seen a major uptick in over the last 18 months. Reyes, who got his start at Oscar de la Renta, showed his first collection in Spring 2006. He was an instant "label to watch" after Nicole Chavez put Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell in his dresses on the red carpet. Carine Roitfeld attended his Spring 2010 show just last year. But Reyes didn't show this past season. His most recent collection, Resort 2011, is still up on his website, and it's a strong collection. Nevertheless, strong collections (of which Reyes has shown fairly consistently, with a few blips here and there) does not a success make. So what happened?