Taifun is one of the exceptional brands brought to you by the Gerry Weber Company. Established over 40 years ago by Gerry Weber, the company has flourished into a global fashion business. Originally only producing women’s fashion trousers, Weber’s success in the field of women’s fashion was rapid which meant equally fast growth into the massive range of garments seen today. Taifun offers easy to wear trousers, shirts, knit wear and outwear for the modern woman.
The Gerry Weber Group takes pride in producing quality goods in an ethical environment. They are part of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) which shares a vision of free and sustainable trade. In order to give life to this vision the BSCI helps to develop and implement excellent systems for improved working conditions within the global supply chain. The Gerry Weber group understands the social importance of using fair labour and supports workers’ rights and shares the BSCI vision.
Taifun clothing is the first choice for the young or the young at heart. Designed with the discerning fashionable woman in mind - the Taifun collection is a mixture of modern silhouettes and innovative styles to help you develop your own personal look.
Franchesca is an online stockist of the Taifun brand offering sizes 10 through to 20 in a range of the newest styles.
The current collection is based on a pretty pastel palette with sweet baby blues and soft pinks with neutral tones throughout. While these watercolour tones evoke a strong sense of femininity and springtime, you can follow this trend into winter with the beautiful collarless coat in blush or robin’s egg blue. These luxurious jackets are fully lined with a soft felted fabric. The coats have wonderfully demure detailing with the four button front and the angled, welted front pockets.
Resist the parade of dark colours this autumn with the Pale Blue Fine-Knit Jumper. A wool and cashmere blend, this lightweight top is wonderful for layering and will keep you warm in the cooler months. This knit is slightly cropped at the front and drops at the back for a fashionable drop-hem. It features a cute button detailing down the back and would be very on trend when paired with a button up, collared blouse.
Stripes also have a compelling presence in the current collection. Stripes are a classic print that is guaranteed to add interest to your look; it is difficult to resist the timeless charm of a good striped piece! Worn the right way, stripes will enhance your figure and keep you looking up-to-date.
On the runways we are seeing designers mix garments with different stripe widths or combining a stripes with other bold prints. If you are the confident type – give it a go!
Taifun has welcomed the bold trend of mixing stripes this season.
It can be intimating to mix different patterns so to avoid looking like you dressed in the dark, choose patterns that complement each other. Keeping a colour theme is a good rule of thumb as it keeps the overall look cohesive, while the patterns make it interesting. Matching stripes with a floral pattern is a popular choice. Try pairing the Stripe Jersey Dress in Navy and White Stripe with a cute floral pattern that features mainly white or navy for a fresh look.
The Stripe Sleeveless Blouse is the perfect example of horizontal stripes being flattering to the body. Along with a feminine cut, this shirt comes in a navy and white thin stripe pattern that has contrasting lines on the collar and front pocket. The back panel shares the contrasting pattern for a super fun and visually appealing look.
The Striped Jumper is a fine, soft knit featuring different stripe widths. Presenting contemporary wide stripes along the body and thin stripes along the sleeves, this is a high contrast statement piece. With grey cuffs and hem it could be easily paired with a jean or natural trouser for a cute weekend look.
For the more reserved of us, avoid the loud matchups and stick with the basics. Let the stripe be the focal point and dress down the other areas with a solid colour. The navy and white Striped Jersey Skirt would make a perfect pair with the Ivory Two Layer Top.
The Jersey Stripe Jacket in pale coral and ivory stripe has delicate structure for a lady-like look. Match it with a fresh white trouser for an absolutely essential spring-time style or slim jeans and boots for an adorable autumn outfit.
If you are a fan of playing with prints, Taifun has a range of mixed print and polka dot styles too.
It’s hard not to love how the classic polka dot adds a playful element to any outfit. It is one of the easiest prints to style making it a staple for any wardrobe. If you are feeling particularly confident, why not pair the Polka Dot White Satin Blouse in navy and white with the wide stripes of the Jersey Skirt?
If you prefer the vintage vibe, the Cotton Spot Blouse comes in pale blue with a delicate ivory spot would look absolutely flawless with a fit and flare style skirt or a cute high-waisted jean.
If you are looking for a comfortable, on-the-go weekend look, Taifun’s other prints are a fun option. The Pineapple print Sleeveless Top is white with a multi-coloured pineapple print is perfect for your quirky side. Have fun with the tie-front top for a summery look, easy to style with a pair of cut-offs and sandals.
Release your inner sweetheart with The Heart Motif Jumper - a pale grey with a large, light pink heart pattern. This casual but cute sweater is perfect for weekend, or anytime you want to show off your romantic side.
You can’t forget about floral prints, they are the basis of feminine fashion and a wonderful way to inject a burst of pretty colour into your outfit. The Small Floral Print Tunic Top has an ivory and coral print – white based prints are a classic because they are so easy to style.
Another fresh look is the Floral Print Top in grey, coral and ivory. Either wear it classically with a neutral coloured trouser or skirt – or make it edgy by wearing it under a black leather jacket.