Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The Frank Tell presentation at Lincoln Center started with a projected film of what looked to be a forlorn arctic warrior princess left behind by her peoples, or perhaps by modern society itself. That set the tone for a literally multi-layered showing from Tell, where primal fur pelts, shredded multi-yarn sweaters, worn-in floor-length skirts, and sharp crocodile motorcycle jackets in warm, woodsy tones made for a memorable collection that seemed to draw from a more primitive (but probably not any less complex) time. Contemporary proportions and an inventive use of materials kept the looks fresh and from veering into costume territory, although they did fall prey to over-styling at times (the amount of layering and piled on jewelry may have been a bit excessive). Nonetheless, there were many striking pieces that, when taken alone, would make any woman feel like a warrior princess in her own right.
Color: Earthy neutrals, grey, brown, caramel, greens
Key Items: Unfinished-hem cropped crocodile bomber / Cobweb knit sweater / Uneven hem skirt / Cropped fur jacket
Materials: Lace / Wool /Leather / Crocodile / Fur / Jersey knit / Chiffon
Trim + Details: Fur collars / Uneven hems / Lace trim on skirts and leggings
Accessories + Footwear: Multi-finger rings with stalactite stones/ High-heeled Doc Martens / Lace-trimmed leggings / Crafty necklaces / Leather gloves that expose base of the hand / Fur pelts / Large stone brooches
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