T O M E
Pre Fall Launch
Tome designers Ryan Lobo and Ramin Martin jetted in from the US to showcase their pre fall collection at Australian Fashion week second year in a row. Each season it is part of the design process they pick a female artist as muse to inspire key staples such as trench, camisole dresses or a white shirt.
This season was a reflection on the Netfix documentary " What Happened, Miss Simone?" and the late entertainer's style and 1960's imagery from several books Detroit 1968 and Malick Sidibe's The Portrait of Mali. References stepped in American historical cultural.
The runway lighting, or lack of towards the runway entrance, even though added for feeling didn't help much with the viewing. The feeling of the collection was a deep south, cotton workers. A sea of patchwork denim upcycled from preloved jeans, vintage scarf prints and floral prints. Silhouettes played on volume with oversized trench coats and trademark shirting in keeping with TOME's key garments.