NYFW – Barbara Tfank A/W 2014 collection
To open the doors of Leila Heller Gallery, it felt like opening the doors to another era – a retrospective to a time of glory and unforced elegance. Murat Pulat’s brightly, orotund painting oils of Hitchcock heroines and new wave ingénues provided the perfect backdrop for a collection so special and demure.
The designer drew her inspiration from the classical European garden in Francesco Guardi’s painting of ripe, verdant blossoms, conveying both rococo richness and refinement. The dresses own an intrinsic mystique of romance and class, and they were introduced in an intimate yet special venue.
Textiles such as rose gold matelassé, topaz, shadow-brocade and metallic gold poppies gleam against ruby and turquoise silk. Lush pink peonies bloom on glowing platinum lame and abstract pansy designs cluster on amethyst and jacquard. The classic art of hand-crocheted lace becomes an essential material for the sensual cashmere/chenille lace sweaters.
The beautiful models displayed long black leather gloves, metallic heels and a hairstyle with a particular chic euphoria, creating a look with a sense of occasion and timeless recognition.
Photos: Sardis Jaque