frank_tellF1023NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2010 / FW/ — With fluorescent lamps as the only décor on the square stage, Frank Tell proposed black and silver for Fall 2010, a collection that is devoid of color yet full of modern silhouettes.

In an era of social networking, where the likes of Lady Gaga can climb to popularity in 18 months to the same level as Madonna that took the Material Girl a decade to achieve, Frank Tell’s no-nonsense approach to fashion has to be commended.

Instead of relying on buzz words or trends, the designer insisted on talent and design to do the talking, and thus presenting one of the most memorable collections from an emerging designer this season.

Mini dresses and leggings layered over with yarn coats designed to look like fur, box pleated miniskirts, drop-down waist bias skirts all the way to the slim pants that lengthen the silhouette, Frank Tell found the perfect balance between ultra modernity and wearability.

The collection might not be for the faint of heart, especially with the 6-inch platform shoes as the must-have accessory, but it definitely will be the rave among young women this fall as they go from college coed to working girl.

Photo by Mari Davis

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010