June 06, 2013 New York
There's always that one day of spring, after winter has been withdrawing in fits and starts, when you look up at the blossoming trees and realize with surprise: Ahh, the season really has changed. Just so, seeing the new Ohne Titel collection made you aware that this brand has evolved its defining signature. Flora Gill and Alexa Adams are still knitwear-focused, of course, but the key to Ohne Titel these days seems to be its focus on optical graphics. This season, the emphasis was on dots, iterated as a magnified newsprint pattern in the brand's engineered knits. Gill and Adams played with the scale and tone of the dots to create an interesting ombré effect, one that helped to define the clothes' silhouettes. Elsewhere, there was a trompe l'oeil Mylar print—another way of coming at the idea of playing visual-effects games. The shapes here were pretty typical for the brand: skater skirts and some slouchy trousers redolent of track pants. The item that should fly at retail was Ohne Titel's washed-leather motorcycle jacket, which they elaborated with a jacquard in a pattern of (what else?) dots.
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