This was a very good Ohne Titel
collection. It may also have been a collection that was a little too
Ohne Titel. Designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill bring a ton of visual and technical intelligence to the task of refreshing their brand signatures each season; this time out, though, they did seem to be repeating themselves. What saved this lineup was the fact that its main motif was so undeniably compelling: Adams and Gill were playing with perspective, and the ways objects grow smaller and parallel lines seem to arc toward each other when viewed from a distance. They translated that theme into myriad technical knit pieces, the Ohne Titel specialty, deploying a well-judged palette of neutrals and blues. The pieces satisfied, but they felt familiar. And as the show progressed, you got the sense that Gill and Adams were ready to push things in a new direction, too: The silk halter dresses weren't terribly exciting, but they did introduce a new silhouette, while the embroidered organza pieces came off as genuinely fresh. Keep pushing, ladies.