Gone was the whimsicality of past collections in Tome’s all-grown-up Fall/Winter 2014 fashion show. Designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin presented confident, cosmopolitan women in their runway debut last Thursday at the Pavilion at Lincoln Center. Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat, who is known for her political work, inspired the 32-look show. Lobo and Martin wanted to capture Neshat’s strong political work and the softness of her personality in their clothes. The result was a collection full of oversized blanket coats, silk satin pieces in pink and red, black-lace pencil dresses, and luxurious gold jacquard looks.
Neshat, who is known for her iconic eyeliner, also inspired the makeup for the Fall collection. NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer created the modern look by focusing on the bottom lash line. He used Black Valley Eye Paint to line the inner rim and Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara to add definition. Glowing skin and a boyish brow completed the look.
Lobo and Martin blurred the lines between night and day, combining pieces in unexpected ways. A lace skirt with a peplum was paired with a basic black shirt and tweed dresses were embellished with Swarovski Crystals. Some of our favorite looks were the rich jacquard skirts, gold lamé shirts, and a dress in sheer lace over pink lamé. But the real beauty of this collection was in the styling. Mink stoles made dresses look especially glamorous, pink and satin gloves slithered up the models arms, and metallic lamé skirts peeked out from cocoon coats. The entire collection had a youthful, sophisticated edge, but the details suggested it was made for a grown-up woman. As for us? We’ll be looking for ways to rock those satin gloves on the streets of Manhattan.