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Tome takes inspo from Donna Karan

FashionBy Sunday World
Tome takes inspo from Donna Karan

Tome was inspired by Donna Karan's use of masculine elements for its latest line.

Last month the fashion house, helmed by Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, showcased its Autumn/Winter 15 range as part of Paris Fashion Week, with big names such as Sarah Jessica Parker sitting front row.

The collection featured plenty of cover-ups, such as a camel-coloured Mac and a long PVC coat.

Speaking about the inspiration behind their creations, Ryan and Ramon cited other big fashion icons as their motivation.

"This season we chose two female artists, Belgian dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and American designer Donna Karan. They both rose to prominence in the early 80s and their aesthetic involved feminising and sensualising traditionally masculine elements," they explained to vogue.com.au.

"We took on their love of jersey and leotards; from Anne we took her geometry and from Donna the business banker cotton shirting stripes, bias cut satin dresses, and love for animal print. Then we took animal print in different directions by distorting it and elevating it in printed tissue silk lame, embroidered organza and wool blend jacquard."

The pair loved visiting the French capital, especially soaking up the culture by visiting various museums.

Dion Lee also showed as part of the bi-annual event. For his collection he kept proceedings simple, sticking to a muted colour palette and chic cuts.

"With this collection I wanted to explore evening wear silhouettes that felt grounded and relatable," he explained. "The silhouettes were created through slashing into the fabric at different points and allowing the fabric to collapse around the body. We have worked with silk satin, triple viscose, leather and mohair; a mixture of contrasting, luxurious textures."

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