This presentation of Tome’s 2015 Cruise/Pre Fall collection marked a homecoming for the design duo Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin. Now based in New York, the duo has been welcomed back to their homeland Sydney for a show that was inspired by the writing of Sylvia Plath.
The sombre sounds of the film score to Wong Kar-wai’s uber stylish film, ‘In the Mood for Love’ set the tone for this beautiful collection that had a sentimental sense of history. The muse Sylvia Plath was brought back to life in a frame of reference somewhere in the late 50’s. Details lost in time such as fine pleating were transposed onto silk providing texture with fluidity, silhouettes were mostly free to allow styling to bring focus to the neck for a feeling of mid-century glamour. A palette plum, pastel pink and baby blue was cleverly disrupted by electric blue and intricate lace work, this was combined with the metallic sheen of shot silk to deliver structure in the form of a belted trench.
Tome design philosophy is centred on ‘a smart and stylish woman that is confident with her own style and knows who she is’, says Ryan Lobo when asked about the market that their range attracts. Having recently launched their first collaboration with SJP Shoes by Sarah Jessica Parker and the White Shirt Project with Katie Ford, this label has grown from the sunny shores of Sydney into the brand with international presence.
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