“I wanted to create beauty in contrast to what’s going on in the world,” Barbara Tfank said during her intimate presentation in Madeline Weinrib’s home studio. Inspired by former model Betty Catroux’s strong sense of style, she played with hemlines that were both sexy and demure to create a collection that was equal parts sophisticated and chic.


This season, Tfank worked with beautiful fabrics in rich jewel tones and textural black. Bold brocades were the highlight, offered in a variety of pieces, such as a velvet-inset dress, an off-the-shoulder gown and a sweeping maxi coat with fur collar. Tfank also tried her hand with transparency, showing simple little black dresses with sheer sleeves and hemlines that were encrusted with beading — because nothing is ever simple in the house of Tfank. She also partnered with SAGA furs and presented a lineup of metallic-tipped fox fur jackets that were reversible and lined with her elegant brocades.

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