The Australian duo behind Tome met in 1998 while studying fashion at The University of Technology in Sydney.  The genius of Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin is in the combination between Martin’s design aesthetic, honed during his stints with Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Atelier, J. Mendel, and Derek Lam, and Lobo’s savvy gained during multiple roles as design buyer, stylist, and brand consultant.

Based in New York, Tome has been creating collections that are practical, straightforward, and ever-essential since its founding in 2011. The two designers choose a Muse every season who acts as the influencer and catalyst for their unique take on wardrobe staples such as the white shirt and the trench coat. Previous muses for the collections include Georgia O’Keeffe, Ana Mendieta, Shirin Neshat, and Jackie Nickerson.

Recently, Tome was amongst the finalists at the prestigious CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013 and have since presented collections at every NYFW. Tome is new-era fashion that embodies the golden, age-old ethos: In simplicity, is true elegance.