Its no secret. I'm a huge sucker for print dresses. I LOVE them. I don't know why. Clothes shouldn't be boring; flowers make me happy. One of the designers who constantly delivers some of the coolest print dresses is Barbara Tfank.
Barbara Tfank is a Los Angeles-based designer. She got her start in fashion as a costume designer in Hollywood and then started her own line in 2001. And, I think she does amazing stuff with print fabric!
The print of the fabric looks like redone antique flower lithographs--classic and beautiful but unique. You don't see it every day, probably because its easy to make that kind of print look like you stole your grandmother's curtains and made a toga. What makes this print work is that the dress cut is so modern and wearable that it balances out the possible stuffy-ness of the print.
Sure, its the height of winter but I can't stop thinking about how nice it would be to sit in a garden full of tulips and wear this dress!
Dress picture from style.com, antique flower print from Collectors Prints
You may be interested in reading my prior post about Barbara Tfank