The Soft Touch
Lela Rose, Douglas Hannant and Barbara Tfank aim for classic beauty in fall collections
Mar 6, 2013 | 9:03 am
Enough with harsh military-and-leather looks. Three designers show the softer side of fall, and it's a thing of beauty.
For her fall collection, Barbara Tfank [http: /btfank.com/] looked to the Matisse painting, Odalisque, [http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/henri-matisse/odalisque-in-red-trousers-1921]which features a young woman in Ottoman red trousers languishing on a chaise in a room filled with colorful textiles. Tfank's collection utilizes rich fabrics in vivid colors to convey "the sweetness of life," she said. "All of these designers are doing military. I say enough. Let's enjoy the beautiful," she said. Pictured here: Barbara Tfank peacock and black three-quarter sleeve slim silk taffeta shirt dress.
Photo by Martin Crook