Monday, October 19, 2009
FRANK TELL SPRING/SUMMER 2010 RTW WOMEN
MILK STUDIOS: West 15th Street, NYC
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
New York based Frank Tell's RTW show sticks in our brain cells because it has a futuristic Euro/Teutonic slant--- for us.
When we watched the models walk/pose against the stark white gallery space…we thought we could have been in Berlin. A good thing.
Architecture, defined space, and Modigliani came to mind…as the sophisticated separates are so precisely tailored. Sharp angles (jacket shoulders in that 30’s Hollywood movie way) and softly draped side panels… on skirts for example, are indications of a very talented fashion designer IMHO…with a clear editorial vision of the masculine/feminine dynamic.
Think: if David Bowie was a woman, he’d wear these clothes…
These are clothes for modern global gals …and given the slim silhouettes, ones who don’t pack a lot of meat on them.
One shouldered and strapless dresses (including those made from stretch knits), bustiers that fit to perfection, brocade and black satin jackets, and mini skirts are standouts… in rich colors that included metallics (black, copper, silver pewter) and summery shades of blue and lavender.
Edgy in a way that like Ohne Titel…Frank Tell’s work is distinct. Fashion types should be nodding their heads in approval.
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