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Why Tome's Designers Waited 13 Years After Graduating from Design School to Launch Their Own Line
Trying to lock in a time to meet with Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of the NYC-based label Tome proved just how in demand the up-and-coming designers are. Put it this way: They had to cancel on me because Anna Wintour was popping by their studio for a visit, no biggie. Since launching in 2010, the label has been slowly built momentum and is now experiencing a transition from under-the-radar to in-the-spotlight, thanks in part to becoming finalists in the buzzy CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (hence the tête–à–têtes with Anna). Read on to learn how everything from bad taste to esoteric art has informed their vision, which Martin humbly muses, '[those inspirations] hardly matter as long as we're selling clothes to people to make them feel good about themselves." And that's precisely why we love these guys and their designs so much.