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Monday, March 2, 2009

The OHNE TITEL Fall 2009 Collection Show

Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Maz Redpath, courtesy of Ohne Titel

Saturday, February 14, 2009
123 West 18th Street

Last season, we enjoyed the edgy clothes that would doubtlessly appeal to style conscious Europeans such as the international editors who filled the room at today’s show. European fashion editors have that uncanny ability to fly all night on a plane, and to hit the ground running the next morning, all the while looking impeccable.
O.T. is the winner of the Ecco Domani Award, which explained why white wine was being offered at the bar so early in the day.

THE ACCESSORIES For clothes this lean and sharp, you need to wear the highest heels possible – whether it’s the dangerous looking half-bootie or the over the knee high one with silver chains swagged across it.

DETAILS AND COLOR – the gold zipper detailing on the knees of the leggings and at various parts of the jackets gave the clothes a vaguely futuristic feel. For those who don’t care for leggings, there are the bloomer pants, which only have volume at the top and were worn with sleek tops – nothing sloppy looking here.
The palette was black and brown and gray, and showed a tight sense of focus on the designers' part. The only softness came by way of a fluid draped neckline on some of the pieces and some brown ombre SAGA fur mink jackets and coats.

Designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill’s proposal for evening veered on the futuristic side, perhaps inspired by medieval knights’ chain mail protective suits of armor at a time when everyone’s feeling a need for some protection from the elements and the economy.

To view more of the past and present collections, visit the official website,

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