By Ceri Heathcote
Whilst flicking through my February edition of Vogue, I read about Karl Lagerfeld protégés Flora Gill and Alexa Adams. Being a huge fan of Karl Lagerfeld, I was quite interested and wanted to find out a bit more.
The two met at Parsons School of design in New York and after graduating, went their separate ways to work for established labels. Alexa worked for Helmut lang for a few years before they
both reunited to work for Karl Lagerfeld. In 2006, they launched their own brand Ohne Titel, which means without title in German.
Perhaps that is because their beautiful clothes speak for themselves and don’t NEED a title.
I was quite impressed with their Spring Summer collection. The look was their own take on the safari and out-of-Africa look that was hot at the SS08 shows. I especially loved the bright prints inspired by German Painter Anselm Kiefer which had a definite tribal feel about them and the raffia accessories.
The clothes are luxurious but very wearable with an lovely fluidity. The collection includes some gorgeously laid back looking tailoring with soft and gentle lines and gives a whole new meaning to the eighties power suit, a great look for work.
For spring and summer, their collection will make a welcome change to the flowery, floaty, frilly and romantic looks that are just about everywhere.
Photos courtesy of www.ohnetitel.com.
Article excerpted from www.style-eyes.blogspot.com.