Interested in the 'graphic quality' of Egyptian draping and wrapping, Adams and Gill drew attention to the body's natural contours through bold lines and cuts.
Inspired by ancient Egyptian structured forms and graphic lines, designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, the duo behind emerging NY-based label Ohne Titel, opened their S/S 2010 show in West Chelsea with a striking two-tone skin-tight tuxedo suit - an ensemble guaranteed to make an impact. The S/S 2010 collection, featuring black, white, and block primary coloured, figure-hugging tailored dresses and separates alongside signature intricate knitwear (finished this season with unusual feather detailing), proved compelling and complex - something the designers set out to achieve. "Ohne Titel is about re-imagining the body's shape in a modern way," said Adams backstage. "We think of Ohne Titel as intelligent luxury - our strength as a label is in designing with a certain freedom and sense of experimentation in terms of surfaces." Interested in the 'graphic quality' of Egyptian draping and wrapping, Adams and Gill drew attention to the body's natural contours through bold lines and cuts. Elaborate knitwear in the form of body-con dresses, skirts and sweaters made for a strong statement - as did the introduction of plumes along hemlines and seams. "We loved experimenting with feathers," said Adams, "it was fun to take them out of their usual context and allow them an abstract, richly textural quality."