Designer Barbara Tfank, first discovered her love of textiles and tailoring as a fashion design assistant in her native New York City. As a well-known stylist, she worked internationally, applying her expertise to an array of projects including innovative television commercials in Japan. Barbara launched her eponymous label at Barneys New York in 2001, forging a new modern opulence with a line of beautiful brocade cocktail coats and colorful, classically shaped dresses in extraordinary textiles. In pairing flattering silhouettes with luxuriant fabrics and fine hand-tailored craftsmanship, Barbara Tfank has proven to be quite a force in the fashion industry.
In Spring 2010 The First Lady Michelle Obama wore Barbara Tfank’s delightful floral jacquard pleated dress to kickoff the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride at the White House. Again on September 21, 2011 The First Lady wore Tfank’s vibrant green morning glory dress as she and the President presented the metal of honor. The iconic photo of the President and First Lady walking hand in was featured on their recent appearance on Oprah.On May 24, 2011 the First Lady wore Tfank at Buckingham Palace when she and the President met Queen Elizabeth and the British Royal Family.
“I’m honored that The First Lady wore my dress and honored that she wore it for such a wonderful occasion….I’m very touched”. – Barbara Tfank
For her Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Tfank sent down the runway dresses with different cuts that give the perfect figure to a woman’s body, which by the way it remind us of First Lady Jackie O. When it comes to the color palette the designer included lots of soft pastels as well as lots of beautiful floral prints some in bright colors, others mixing two tones like blue with brown, and other with a touch of gold. Her taste and meticulous attention to detail give each piece architectural and artistic appeal. Tfank’s clients admire her craftsmanship and consistent fit, while the allure of the lustrous, luxurious textiles she uses always attracts the true connoisseur. Tfank’s work exudes imagination, creativity and American sophistication.
By: Luis Soto / Mr.G
Co – Editor
Photography by Alejandro Montoya