Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear
February 16, 2016
“I just feel like, with all that’s going on, everyone is kind of overwhelmed with the dark side, so a little bit of sparkle, a little bit of sexy fun [is essential],” mused Barbara Tfrank at her Flatiron presentation this afternoon. For Tfank, this meant French brocades (softer than what brocades once were, she said), velvet-sided floral cocktail dresses, and silver metallic tipped (reversible) Saga fur capes. These offerings made frequent use of embroidered tulle, satin, and the aforementioned hand-loomed velvet. These looks are not for a subdued type, but rather an uptown party girl not opposed to some less-than-subtle, rather grown-up opulence.