Sonny Shoots: Ohne Titel, Tome + More
Milk fav Sonny Vandevelde continued his NYFW photo diary with his infamous and energetic first-look coverage of the collections for designers Ohne Titel, Adam Selman, and Tome.
Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill have been working together since meeting at Parson’s School of Design in 1999 and their newest collection showcased the silhouette of the woman ready to take an Uber from the boardroom to the dancefloor to turn up. Vibrant colors intermixed with classic black and white ensembles that popped out with expertly curated lines and cuts. A modern twist on the 80’s power pantsuit left the feathered hair behind while sheer dresses accented with slits let the ladies #FreeTheNipple. It was the ice skating ensembles that would make Chazz Michael Michaels cry out in envy that truly stole the show and showed off Ohne Titel commitment to all the modern femmes—on and off the ice.
Over at Adam Selman, the designer’s love affair with 70’s whimsy intermingled with Horton for collection just as fit for a drug-fueled orgy in Golden Gate Park as it was for the forests of Dr. Seuss‘s world. The love cult vibes brought together beautifully handpainted florals, head-to-toe prints, and the high fashion equivalent of the flower-embroidered denim pants you wore to your first day of middle school.
If Adam Selman’s collection was an intermingling of flower-powered flashbacks, Tome design duo Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo went color neutral and draped fabrics to create a serious vision to match their artist muse Fiona Hall‘s bleak view of humanity. Hand-embroidered knitwear homestitched in New York added a pop to solid tones of black, white, and purple garments that were grounded by the designer’s commitment to functionality over fantasy.
Check out more of Sonny’s backstage coverage from the Erin Fetherston and Creatures of the Wind shows, and check back for more as Fashion Week continues.