NYFW | Barbara Tfank Fall 2010

Barbara Tfank debuted her Fall 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection during New York Fashion Week at the alternative downtown venue, Milk Studios.

The collection, clearly designed for the Autumn months, featured an array of sleek feminine dresses and long coats in metallic jewel-toned hues ranging from olive green to eggplant, with hints of royal blue and teal.

Looks were form fitting, with the exception of a few empire waist selections, indicating a certain 1940’s timeless glamour and clearly a vintage inspiration behind her works. With an air of sophistication and class, the line leaves something to the imagination, shaping the female silhouette beautifully without making it impossible for the average woman to wear.

Offering her clients something unique and exclusively-theirs, Tfank began designing her own fabric patterns last year, a decision that she claims doubles the time it takes to finish the collection, but increases her overall satisfaction with her finished product.  Her muse is painter Raoul Dufy, which she describes as a “ray of sunlight on a gloomy day.”

The hair (done by Jean Marc for Ric Pipino), was loose and free-flowing, and the makeup was subtle with strong lips (done by Gregory Arlt for M.A.C.).