Barbara Tfank moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s,  to pursue a career in costume design. She spent a lot of time studying the details of clothing on-screen, and on screen sirens. Thanks to her the Hollywood 1950’s & 1960’s glamour is back. Her clothes, all made from exquisitely designed textiles, have been worn by Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie and Adele, just to name a few.

What do we love about this collection? Why do we need to embrace it?

The collection appeals to a woman “who doesn’t want clothes that look like they belong on their daughter. The clothes state a woman who is independent and extremely wealthy. This collection is about finding a muse to bring a new sexuality and attitude to women. This collection is about bringing out the power us women have when wearing clothes that only are made for women.

[notice]Barbara says,  it’s this idea of beauty as comfort.[/notice]

Barbara has re-created Hollywood fashion.

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A dazzling range of hip-hugging sheaths with slashed necklines, taffeta cocktail dresses with lace-trimmed decolletes and dramatic palazzo pants.

barbara tfank 2012.

Hip-hugging sheath with a dramatic slashed neckline was the opener. It came in white silk or black pique, but also nude jersey.

barbara tfank 2012.

A black taffeta cocktail dress was positively coquettish with stand-up lace trim bordering the decollete. A

black pique bustier worn with palazzo pants in a fabulous floral print featuring birds-of-paradise and other exotic succulents.

barbara tfank 2012.

a fit-and-flare dress in a shocking pink, outsized floral print and a white eyelet ruffle blouse tucked into a black pencil skirt.

The height of chic off-duty clothes? A gold caftan tunic in weightless silk organza, paired with cheeky gold brocade capri pants.

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Denim and leather pieces designed in collaboration with Henry Duarte.

This was denim at its most elegant: a Japanese-sourced, platinum-colored pleated denim capelet, lined in a peppy navy and gray floral print, and matching denim flared trousers; and a gunmetal denim cape jacket, worn with a floral velvet straight skirt. The soft black leather capelet jacket and belted leather dress, I adore.

barbara tfank 2012.

The orchid-hued silk opera coat was a showstopper. And the solid-color peacock satin tunic top worn with floral cigarette pants was a fresh alternative to a cocktail dress.