ORIGINS. Tot-Hom Collection F/W 17.18
‘He develops one basic idea every season and stead-fastly builds his entire collection around it, in a style that combines Eastern charm and French sobriety.’
Jean Dessès (1904-1970)
9X17 – BARCELONA, SPAIN.
According to legends, in ancient Greece, the goddess of wisdom and war Athena handed men olive branches when achieving battlefield victories. However, the Roman poet Virgil staffed it of a peace symbolism which lasts until today and was supported by Christianity and the image of a white dove holding an olive branch in its beak. On September 29 last, Marta Rota, Andrea Osés and Alejandra Osés deified all their guests with an olive branch in the show presentation for the Tot-Hom Autumn/Winter 17.18 Collection.
To survive the cold winter is simply put: if you adopt the right strategy, you just choose the shade and build any look layer upon layer. Through this Tot-Hom’s F/W 17.18 collection, it all begins with a call back to the roots, the fashion designer’s mantra. To take historical techniques up, such as brocade, to channel them towards the present moment context, events that persuade.
To articulate the ancient thing from a contemporary perspective. In such a way, the brocade strolled the runway, a must, that adventured down the Far East in search of reflection and provided with sensation-seeking right by Asian notes woven between golden threads.
Tribal emphasis is reflected in some outfits using variety of colors, costumes purely handicrafts such as embroidery and details with fur or feathers. To bear occasional freezing as honeyed as possible, a fantasy fur coat will make the cold blush.
Limited to walk through narrow passageways, the models opened the show with the youngest line collection, the so-called Línea A, from which Alejandra Osés and Andrea Osés seek to transmit a more functional, relaxed and released connection what with trend. If you are one of those who get used to spend the week from one office to another and the weekend in the mountains, I do want you to know that enough dresses, coats, jackets, and tailor trousers filed out as to fill your wardrobe a full year with a chromatic palette ready to awake your senses.
While it is true that tartan happened from printing Scottish kilts to become the king of punk mode, today it crops up again in coats and jackets. And a naïve touch classic-breasted coats with reminiscent of the 60s will guide your steps.
To top the look off, with regard to accessories, keywords are handicraft and XL size. From Carmina Rotger, bulky costume jewelry with a resin finish follow the best trends. Bracelets and necklaces with stones, feathers and other beads are ideal.
From their knowledge of modern architecture, the three designers reinvent the ancestral sheens with the thinnest threads with gold or silver. If you want to dazzle ultra-feminine attire, open up to the galactic halo to translate yourself into a treasure. In case you’d like to add a rebel elegance, do mix it with tulle, a great rock winning formula.
Colors that will paint Tot-Hom’s winter are all warm neutrals, ochers and mustards, military tones, scarlets, vermilions and blue denim, and the fabrics that will conquer every Tot-Hom article are ottoman, tweed, gauzes and organza, brocades and the best wools, as that of Piacenza.
The best outfits of the collection, inspired by symbolism and culture, were marked by the richness of textures, the strength of the contrasts and the magnetism of the lines.
Finally, last but certainly not least, I should like to say that I missed they prompted a standing ovation at the end by including weavers, embroiderers and dressmakers who made costumes which were seen earlier on the catwalk as a gesture of recognition of their work.
Costume jewellery: Carmina Rotger
Make-up & Hair styling: New Look Barcelona – Peluquería y Estética
Footwear: Álvarez, Serena Whitehaven & Alpaso Sneakers Barcelona
Written by Adelaida Subías
Photo Credits: Tot-Hom & Adelaida Subías
Editing & producing by Renovatio©