2009 September 16
Barbara Tfank - New York Spring 2010
(NEW YORK) "I wanted to capture the optimism and energy of Richard Avedon's photography," explained Barbara Frank of her Spring 2010 collection. As Avedon's inspirational photographs were primarily black and white, Tfank was tasked with coloring his images in. True to Avedon's spirited sensibility (and her own) Tfank veered away from black and focused on joyful hues of poppy, navy and lime. Having worked with Avedon as a young designer, Tfank translated the photographer's influence into vibrant and elegant pieces rich in feminine details: grosgrain ribbon, dotted swiss cotton, full skirts and capelets promise to entice women in a broad age range.