What else other than Adele's 19
would be playing at Barbara Tfank
's presentation in the sunny penthouse at the Carlyle? Tfank, of course, dressed the soulful Grammy-winning Brit singer last Sunday for her big night in a custom dress and jewel-toned evening coat. "It's been so busy," said the designer, who also recently outfitted actresses Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan for the Berlin Film Festival. This recent swirl of twentysomething talent in Tfank's rarefied world seemed to have an influence on her fall lineup—seen in the pairing of plain wool coats with eveningwear; quirky motifs, like a hummingbird-print silk and a snowflake jacquard chiffon; and even in the addition of a slight platform to her collaborative Olivia Morris shoes. Whatever the reason, there was a refreshing lightness here amid the usual meticulous polish. Though Tfank's timelessness is a strength, it's a treat to see it evolve. We wish more smart young things her way.