June 16, 2013 New York
For Resort, Tfank looked to Monet's paintings for ideas on color and print. "Resort is a fun time to dream, experiment, and play," she said. Pastels were a dominant force and particularly successful in a pale green and white striped cotton day dress, which was accented with the faintest pink. Another print, an embossed rose gold over a shimmering linenlike fabric, was special enough to stand on its own but simple enough to take on a few statement jewels. "Clients will come to me and say, 'My husband bought me this gorgeous diamond necklace—now I need a dress to match it,' " Tfank explained. But the winner was an eggshell blue gazar skirt, mid-length, printed with tiny white flowers resembling digitized needlepoint. "This would look just as good with a white T-shirt as it does with this bra top," Tfank said. Maybe even better.