Trench coats, shirt dresses and culottes - Tome's offering today was beautifully feminine without being overtly so. The collection appropriated typically masculine pieces by giving them a ladylike reworking - belted with wide black ribbons, adorned with just the right amount of lace and paired with pale pink, lavender blue and delicate beading. The result is a collection brimming with beautiful basics in to-die-for shapes and fabrics.

LOOK 1

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Classic white in classic shapes - consider white on white your look for spring. Crisply starched, the shirting's sculptural sleeves gave the look a modern silhouette.

 

LOOK 2

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Long lines are dominating the MBFWA runway so far - and I love them on this black sleeveless trench. Models wore them belted with black ribbon or flowing loose.

 

LOOK 3

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Nothing spells spring like lavender blue. At Tome it breathed life into the mainly monochromatic collection, in the form of flowing culottes and matching smock top.

 

LOOK 4

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Time to borrow from your boyfriend's wardrobe again? Tome showed man-style striped shirt dresses in oh-so-soft fabrics that skimmed the body beautifully.

 

LOOK 5

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Tome's loosely tailored trenches wowed the Fashion Week crowd, worn over pants and cinched at the waist with a big black bow. Striking black or white neck ties were a powerful accessory to each look.

 

LOOK 6

Editor's choice: Rebecca Caratti's top picks from the Tome Spring/Summer show

Molten black silk satin swathed from head to toe - modern perfection.