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“It’s one of those rare occurrences where the inspiration for our Spring collection, artist Ana Mendieta, by some cosmic happening, coincided with her first-ever retrospective, with no actual planning,” said Ryan Lobo, the co-founder and -designer (along with Ramon Martin) of up-and-coming New York womenswear label Tome.
Martin and Lobo, whose Spring ’14 collection was inspired by the late Cuban-American artist, were asked almost serendipitously by Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery, in London, to produce a commissioned artwork for the comprehensive exhibit of Mendieta’s life work, which opens tomorrow evening.
The two immediately obliged, taking several months to plan out their tribute, which they filmed at a friend’s property in Millbrook, New York. The resulting short, which debuts exclusively here, references the natural, pagan elements of Mendieta’s oeuvre while highlighting a few of Tome’s light and ethereal looks from the runway.
“There were so many different ways we could approach making a film as an homage to her,” Lobo said. “But the work that resonated with the two of us most, were her hand drawings and self-portraits where she becomes one with nature.” It was the latter, along with the severity of her work, that moved the designers upon their first introduction to the artist while watching Lynn Hershman-Leeson’s 2010 documentary film, Women Art Revolution.
The Tome woman is not dissimilar to Mendieta. “There’s this duality to her,” Lobo explained. “She doesn’t sacrifice her femininity or the power she exudes.” For the emerging designers, this film was an exercise in humility—a chance to pay it back. Another, humble way of paying thanks was the film’s title. It’s simply dubbed For Ana.
The Spring ’14 collections are under way in New York, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Tome, designed by Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Friday, September 6
WHAT: ” S14 is a meditation on the visceral oeuvre of Ana Mendieta. Her pagan woman comes to life in python skin and lace, tweed and brocade.”—Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin. The designers sent us a peek at the back of one of their Spring looks, above.
“I think my stomach dropped to the floor and all the blood rushed out of my hands and my feet,” said Misha Nonoo of her reaction when she learned she was one of the ten 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. The emerging-designer initiative invited program alums and industry insiders, including Thakoon Panichgul, Prabal Gurung, Pamela Love, and Max Osterweis, to Rag & Bone’s Meatpacking District studio last night, where the names of this year’s top picks were revealed. Now in its tenth year, the program will announce the 2013 winners—who will receive financial support and mentoring—at a Gala in L.A., on November 11.
This year’s finalists—Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard of Veronica Beard, Marc Alary of Marc Alary Jewelry, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, Misha Nonoo of Nonoo, Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of Tome, Commodore Jason Jones of Parabellum, and Juan Carlos Obando—were selected by a group of influencers, which included new judges Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone. Continue Reading “The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Reveals Its Top Ten” »
As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: TOME, designed by Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: Thursday, February 7
WHAT: “Our collection is inspired by the sacred American icon Georgia O’Keeffe—her art, her philosophy and her humble approach to creativity.” —Martin and Lobo sent us a look from their Fall ’13 collection, above.
Nine thirty may seem a little early for a wine tasting. But winemaker Ecco Domani had to serve a little something (specifically, its new Blue Moscato) to toast the winners of its 2013 Fashion Foundation awards. Yesterday morning, the likes of fashion consultant Julie Gilhart, Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing, and Paper‘s Kim Hastreiter (all of whom helped select this year’s honorees) gathered at the Museum of Arts and Design to fete TOME (designed by Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin), Ian Velardi, Deborah Pagani, and Susan Woo. Each of the emerging brands and designers took home a $25,000 grant to fund their upcoming Fall presentations at New York fashion week. “There was an exceptional group this year,” said judge Sally Singer, who cited women’s wear label TOME as particularly impressive. “These prizes are intended to support and reward emerging talent, and this really was a new-wave kind of year.”
This year’s designers join the ranks of previous winners like Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, and Prabal Gurung. The latter attended today’s breakfast as a guest speaker. “When you look at the people who have won in the past, it’s not only a huge boost of confidence, it confirms working this hard has been worth it,” said Woo, winner of the Sustainable Design category. Menswear winner Ian Velardi, who will show his collection for the first time at New York fashion week, echoed the sentiment, saying, “This is probably one of the greatest accomplishments in my life, let alone my career.” How does Gurung feel the award affected his career trajectory? “It changed the landscape of my business early on by simply getting people to notice who I was,” the designer told Style.com. The EDFF alum, who debuts his capsule collection for Target next week, did not leave without offering the rookies some sage advice: “Have the vision of where you want to go but don’t lose sight of where you are. Be present and dare to dream.”