Designer Profile: Frank Tell

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

By the time most of you read this guest post, I will be up in the air, en route to Thailand. Special thanks to Diana of our.city.lights for putting together a wonderful Designer Profile about emerging designer Frank Tell. I recently had a chance to see his collection for S/S '10 and was impressed by the workmanship of the pieces, consisting of intergalactic-inspired, metallic separates including some insane bronze harem pants and peak-shouldered jackets. Here, Diana reflects on her first impressions of the Spanish designer's last three collections, starting with S/S '09.

Designer Profile: Frank Tell
Text by Diana of our.city.lights


One day I believe Frank Tell will be a household name alongside names such as Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Zac Posen to name a few. Today, however, he is an up and coming designer from Spain, residing in New York, a relative newcomer to fashion.

I first saw him in Elle magazine’s March 2009 issue and it struck me how young and striking he looked: almost as attractive as his dresses. His Spring 09 line looked like it came off a Godard film set, lots of 60's influence, soft lines, feminine, and whimsical, and yes, even a little reminiscent of Marc by Marc Jacobs!

Frank Tell Spring 2009 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Spring 2009 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Spring 2009 @ Dream Sequins
all images courtesy of New York Magazine

Fall 09 was a little more grown up, sharper, with more new wave influence and a sci-fi edge. The palettes of creams, grays, black and shimmer give it a softer tone, which contrasts with the sharper silhouette.

Frank Tell Fall 2009 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Fall 2009 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Fall 2009 @ Dream Sequins

Dream Sequins and other bloggers had the opportunity to see his show for Spring 10 during New York Fashion Week, and although I am jealous, I believe they got to see one of the first collections of a great designer in the making.

Frank Tell Spring 2010 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Spring 2010 @ Dream Sequins

Frank Tell Spring 2010 @ Dream Sequins

Thanks so much for the lovely profile, Diana! For incredible photography and pretty pretty things, check out her blog, our.city.lights...

**Readers: While I am on vacation, I have more amazing guest posts lined up for you! Check back in tomorrow for a Wishlist Wednesday by the inimitable Liz of It's Unbeweavable! Thanks for your visit!**

40 comments:

Tiffany said...

Have a fabulous time in Thailand!! can't wait to read all about it.

Etrapar said...

Have a great time darling!
kisses

Diana said...

Have fun!! Thank you again for the opportunity!

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for your comments :)

I am still in the middle of packing. Ugh! :)

Thank YOU, Diana for this fabulous writeup!!!

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

WOW!!!! My fave is the look with the bronze harem pants, that top, those pants, those colors... WOW!!! He's definitely something.

I can't wait for Liz's [my loverrr] guest post tomorrow. Deanne, I hope you're done with your packing.

Going off to check out our.city.lights. byebye

Marian said...

hope you have a great time. I like the sofness of the whimsy dresses in Frank Tells line paired with the hard boots
kisses
marian

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE that sweater coat!!!

Wishing you the most fabulous trip to Thailand!!!

xx
CC

beckyxoxo said...

hope you have fun ! oh and thanks for sharing ! great collections :)

thingsIlove said...

Great post!

Signe said...

I love the black dress. LOVE.

daisychain said...

Wow his designs are fab.

Have a great time!

michelle_ said...

RE: you should wear ur chanel purse and tell me when you post it up . it's great to wear them.. makes everything look very polisheddd..

i love the first 3 looks . combining mini-dress and tough boots has never been better.
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Jaime said...

Love the knit sweater jacket with the wide belt- so fabulous. Need to recreate! Enjoy your trip :)

Opé - Style Artist said...

I got to view this collection. It was so haute! I can't wait to use some pieces for the editorials this spring.
Awesome!

alexkeller said...

have fun!!! i love that first one - but i'd need some tape to hold it up :)

kpeach said...

he is insanely talented-get to Thailand safely! xx

The Fashionista said...

Hey, this is the first time I've seen your blog and I just thought I'd say how much I love it, it's so pretty and I love the pics! Keep up the good work! Kay x

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A Perfect Peach said...

Have a fab time abroad!

Eri said...

Hello there,

I very much enjoyed your blog!
Please come and visit mine too!!
xoxox

Savvy Gal said...

amazing collection. i adore the first 2 pieces.

Little Rus said...

I adore the knitted coat!!! It's gorgeous... x

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

I love that huge belted sweater. Have fun in Thailand and be safe.

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

It's so dreamy and tough at the same time

Have a great trip in Thailand!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Have an awesome trip!

Thanks for posting about Frank Tell - love the sweater and draping of some of the dresses!

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Tights Lover said...

Enjoy Thailand!!

VersaStyle said...

have a wonderful time! love the looks! the belt is fab

E said...

I'm a big fan of his designs as well. My favorite might be that big chunky knit with that wide leather belt, but maybe that's just because I'm in the mood for Fall things :-)

Steffani Alix said...

that first outfit is great

Sheena said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation and trip!

This was a great guest post and I'm looking forward to the other guest blogger posts in the next few days. I'm loving that one shoulder dress. Can't wait to see how he grows as a designer.

Hanako66 said...

great job Diana!!! His work is gorgeous!

Have fun D!!!

Kristin said...

This guestie did not disappoint. I knew she wouldn't. I already lurve her! Dying over that navy number. Sigh.

Susan said...

have a great time!
xoxo

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yay awesome job Diana, this is amazing...I love his work but wasn't familiar with past collections.

D-safe travels and have fun! XO

Gabbi said...

I love his designs, great to read on fashion via the amazing Diana! Hope you're having an fantastic trip dear Dream Sequins...xo

jeannie said...

These are all so amazing!! Have a great time!!

Midtown Girl said...

Wow, that first dress is a piece I would buy in a heartbeat. The corset-ish belt is a perfect accessory and the cut of that embellished black blazer is ferosh!

Def will look out for future collections from this fab designer!!

And hope your trip was a safe one darling - XOXO

Midtown Girl said...

One more thing - Diana did a WONDERFUL job on this post La-Huv Diana!!

Maria Confer said...

I'm in love with the Fall 09 collection.

I hope you have a magical time in Thailand!

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Krissy said...

Thank you for sharing this designer with us! I hadn't heard of him before, but I think he's going places too. Such a beautiful collection. I really love that chunky knitted sweater dress. <3

nookie said...

gorgeous designs

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