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By Laura Werling

Photo: Laura Werling

Ohne Titel designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gills were inspired by several artists this season, one being Jason Hackenwerth, whose balloon installation was displayed at the entrance of the runway. The other artist, Karl Wirsum, whose drawings from the late 60’s were the main inspiration for the prints and patterns in the collection. The most inspiration, however, seemed to come from themselves; the designers seemed to get back to their roots this year, showing us a collection reminiscent of their signature silhouettes from previous seasons. For example, the wide net mesh pieces were very popular from the Fall 2010 collection, and this year the mesh was brought back in perforated leather. There were curved lines and color blocking in the patterns mapping the lines of the body, and beautiful colors including the classic white and black, as well as bright oranges, peachy tones, and aqua.

The makeup look was created by makeup artist Lucia Pica of MAC Cosmetics. To continue with the theme of the late 60’s, Pica decided to do a very graphic shape on the eye with various shades of bright eyeshadow. The line swept across the eyelid near the lashes, then went out in a cat-like wave, and then back in, curving with the shape of the eye. The liner was done in the colors Genuine Orange, Hi-Def Cyan, and Pure White, using MAC’s Chromacake color powders. To finish off the eyes, Colored Zoomlash Mascara was applied to the lashes. For the skin, MAC’s Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 was applied all over the face using brush #190, to give the skin an even tone. MAC’s Prep and Prime Translucent Powder was used to set the tone. Then, with brush #129, Eternal Sun and Blush was applied on the cheeks for a sunkissed, rosy cheek. To finalize the look, Pica kept the lips neutral by dabbing a bit of Fun Finds Mattene Lipstick on the lips.

Photo: Laura Werling

MAC Chromacake Powders

For the hair, hairstylist Jimmy Paul of Bumble and Bumble worked with the designers come up with a style that was sleek and simple, yet bold and beautiful to work cohesively with the clothes. The hairstylists parted hair in the middle, leaving the hair down and using a flat iron to keep the hair very straight. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray was used to keep the hair very sleek and straight throughout. No styling cream was used, as that would have weighed down the hair. Instead, they decided to keep it light and simple with just the hairspray to hold it in place. Right before the models went on the runway, Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Oil was sprayed on the hair, from the roots to the ends, to give it that sleek shine that worked so well with the geometric patterns and shapes in the collection. The collection was a solid presentation of successful looks by the brand; this season, Ohne Titel showed that they know their customer and have defined themselves as a brand.

Originally published September 2012
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