June 04, 2012 New York
Sporty silhouettes and color blocking have played a central role in Ohne Titel's steady rise over the past few years, but a quick survey of the current design scene reveals that when it comes to churning out athletic-inspired apparel, Flora Gill and Alexa Adams are no longer flying solo. With so many other designers exploring the same territory, the creative pair have taken those key elements of their DNA and given them a gentle twist. For Resort, they showed easy-to-wear silk shift dresses that juxtaposed mouthwatering shades of melon and magenta and lightweight jersey wrap-effect skirts with variegated stripes streaking out both vertically and diagonally. They also gave their sidewalk-ready leather pieces, which have become a calling card, a seasonal update. A lightweight biker jacket came with rounded shoulders and a notched collar, and a kicky box-pleat skirt in a crisp "chalk" shade was paired with an aquamarine croc jacquard knit sweater. While this concise lineup won't do all that much to differentiate Ohne Titel from the still-growing pack of sporty-couture designers, it will definitely make a splash with their loyal fan base of downtown-cool girls.
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