Ohne Titel / Fall 2010 / New York Fashion Week
In receiving my invitation to view Ohne Titel’s latest collection, I assumed the invite’s sole image wasn’t just for decoration, that it symbolized some sort of topographic inspiration. Was I wrong? Varied terrains came to mind when their mesh-as-lace insert leggings made their way down the catwalk. But Flora Gill and Alexa Adam had other influences up their sleeves and flip collars: Edwardian-militaristic looks ruled their runway this time around. Some looks even sourced from Donna Karan’s marshy palettes to update pantsuit classics. Their aesthetic mix of tech and 19th century garb gave Titel a leg up on the overdone military bandwagon. Overall, the collection was a stellar one with plenty of wearable options (wide-leg pants, obi belts, slim blazers) to survive ever-shifting plate tectonics.