Thalé Blanc: Bees Were Buzzing at NYFW – 2021

Thalé Blanc:  Bees Were Buzzing at NYFW – 2021

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Deborah Sawaf, the founder & creative director of the runway fashion & accessories collection Thal Blanc, decided to create some buzz during NYFW with her Spring Summer 2022 collection literally.

Thal Blanc SS22 Collection

Long known for her fusion of cultures, textures & jewel tones, Deborah chose to create from a place of personal discovery & concern once again. Her Spring Summer 2022 collection pays homage to one of the planets most intriguing & underrated creatures, the Bee. Deborah, which literally means “bee” in Hebrew, & the consonants “DBR” which mean lead or pursue, is a fitting name for Thal Blancs creative director & queen bee.


Thal Blanc SS22 Collection

To create this collection, Sawaf buzzed from the fiercely sprouting olive & gold blooming treasures of India to the romantic champagne & red bouquet of Italys rustic shoreline, cross pollinating as she moved about the planet designing along the way combining mixed aesthetics & countless cultural influences as she progressed. Finally, she landed in Utah, the Beehive State, where she found herself surrounded by honey filled pools of inspiration. The fruit of her venture is evident throughout every stitch & detail of her SS 2022 collection.

Thal Blanc SS22 Collection

Many of Thal Blancs classic details like the exaggerated proportions to connote a feeling of ease without feeling oversized or unkempt, the heavily textured finishes from embossed croc on her leather handbags to the trapunto stitching & quilting on the cargo pocket shorts, as well as the appliques & embroidered patterns that represent a new dimension to the insanely prolific palette of Sawafs design lexicon each & every detail creates a layer to be fashionably discovered.