Yet another independent New York label has gone gently into that good night. Business of Fashion reports today that Ohne Titel, helmed by Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, is closing after nine years in business. Their most recent collection, shown at last New York Fashion Week, will not go into production.
Gill and Adams, who worked for Karl Lagerfeld before starting their own label, were CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund honorees twice running, and gained the support of influential editors like Carine Roitfeld and Caroline Issa. However, as their business grew, the duo was unable to find outside investors.
Still, they’re optimistic about their fashion future. “We have at least 10 really interesting options in the works. Some plans involve working together and some do not,” Gill told BoF’s Lauren Sherman. The two are potentially interested in breaking away from the traditional fashion model, exploring, as Gill puts it, “a different conversation with the customer and a different way of doing fashion.”