TOME - 2013
The foundation of TOME started in 1988 while Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin were studying a Bachelor of Design, Fashion at the University of Technology Sydney. Their careers took very different paths, Ramon into fashion design and Ryan as buyer for two of Australia’s leading luxury multi brand stores, yet both knew that if they were ever to start a label, it would be together.
Developing his design aesthetic at Alberta Ferretti and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Atelier, Ramon was most recently design director for Derek Lam. Ryan edited pioneering online magazine pagesonline.com as well as shooting for OYSTER, Marie Claire and The Sunday Times.
2011 saw the birth of both Ryan and Ramon's Opus – TOME. Based in New York, TOME sees the pair's collective experience expressed in a range that is practical and straightforward - clear cut, essential dressing. Purity is the cornerstone of this 'every woman' brand. Form follows function and every piece in the collection is infinitely wearable.