Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Time to check out TOME

 Always on the look out Runway Girly has discovered the wondrous TOME.

This brand has some serious cache. Created by Ryan Lobo,  (former stylist at Pagesdigital) and Ramon Martin, (THE former Design Director at Derek Lam). FANTASTIC credentials.

TOME is all about a utilitarian style that is balance through its use of luxe fabrics and richness of tone. Think Celine with a hint of Chloe.

TOME is an attitude, a way of thinking/dressing. The TOME woman is confident to wear paired down tailored looks that whisper....rather than scream fashion.

LOVE this execution of minimalism, above.  The mix of crisp shirting with leather is the perfect balance of vixen... (dare I say fetishism, a nod to the black leather daytime looks of A/W'12 seen at Balmain, Alexander Wang and the usually girly Erdem)....and the demure. 

Functional fetishism?

Examples of a previous collection. 
Have to admire the demure tailoring here.
The practically backless first dress? Insanely brilliant. Spot the hint of lace to add femininity to an otherwise geometric gown. GENUIS GENUIS GENUIS 

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