an ode to no one.
I first encountered An Ode to No One last year when their pastel watercoloured inkblot-esque prints popped up on my news feed. Having instantly fallen in love with the label, I was interested to see whether they would impress once again. An Ode To No One presented their SS12/13 collection 'Visions of Symmetry' inspired by art deco buildings and the work of MC Escher, but rather than the softness and femininity of the prints I had seen from them previously, designer Adi Setiadi proves his versatility by focusing his digital prints (in collaboration with the textile designers from Helm) towards the geometric and architectural (without being industrial) but with the same tailoring, clean lines and sleek shapes I had come to know. Visions of Symmetry opted for futuristic, dynamic prints in bolder colours whist still maintaining wearability in strong (and somewhat more mature) feminine pieces with fitted pants, structured shoulders and knee length skirts/ dresses. I love the fact the models walked to a live dj, Alison Wonderland (yes I was toe tapping the entire time) laying down beatz that really complimented the feel of the collection: hard and soft, angular and yet fluid. There was no shortage of prints at MBFWA this year (and yes I'll admit I'm a bit sick of them by now), but amongst a sea of florals, animal and abstract prints, I found AOtNO's kaleidoscopic take to be rather refreshing.