I featured emerging designer Frank Tell last year, so of course when an invitation arrived to attend his Fall 2010 collection, I couldn't say no. I arrived rather late, thus why my vision into his intricately knitted and looped-out urban chic collection was skewed. None of this stopped me from feeling like Tell has hit a nice stride, one that had his skills on full display. The softly structured leather skirts and jackets were the cherry toppers, as was the pops of powder blue, mustard, and soft grey.
After it was all said and done, I stuck around chatting with friends, while the Frank Tell team packed-away their creations. Little did I know that the smart-looking young man sitting across from my friends and I, and listening intently to our conversation, was Tell's business partner. We banged-on about who we fancied, who we were disappointed in, and what aspects of Tell's collection we loved. He listened to every critique, every rave without ever interjecting. After introductions and hearing his vision for the brand, I had a deeper appreciation for the Frank Tell brand. It also reaffirmed why I champion the talented and hungry. Tell's Fall 2010 collection is brimming with possibilities and he's on the verge of a major breakout. The good thing is he has the talent to match the hype and accolades bestowed upon his designs.Fotos © Shebreathes
My favourite pieces from the collection below:Fotos Courtesy of Frank Tell.