Frank Tell Says No To Shoulder Pads
As we all know, the key trend of 2009 is shopping your closet. And designer Frank Tell has taken that to heart: For Resort, he’s repurposed several patterns from collections past, extending the seams on his tailored dresses and adding volume to the shoulders to make them come alive for a new season. “You know, for Resort, you don’t want to make things too complicated,” explained Tell, as he wrapped up his lookbook shoot. “The element I’m working with that’s new is a kind of geometric effect.” To wit: His architectural placement of zippers sharpens the mod appeal of jacket tops and minidresses, while origami-inspired shoulders, sometimes formed of nothing more than a flap of squared-off fabric, add volume without adding weight. “I didn’t want to get into shoulder pads,” he notes. “That’s so heavy.” For more on the Resort collections, click here.