NYFW: M. Patmos

Posted on February 19, 2012


I felt the pulse of New York Fashion Week from around the web as it concluded this past week and took note of fall/winter 2012 previews that caught my attention on two levels: 1) Aesthetic impact and 2) Sustainable design solutions (no matter how small).

[This is Part 3 in a series of short reviews. See Part 1 and Part 2.]

M. Patmos Layers Color and Indigenous Detail

M. Patmos NYFW Fall 2012M. Patmos Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Shades of scarlet, fuchsia, camel, and black partner beautifully with stripes and geometric shapes in Marcia Patmos’ fall/winter 2012 collection. Her designs are infused with early 20th century inspiration from The Women by Edward S. Curtis, a book filled with portraits of indigenous women who layered trading blankets with traditional textiles and beadwork.

This inspired layering and versatility was evident at M. Patmos’ NYFW runway show. While her passion for knitwear dominated the ensembles with luscious sweaters, scarves, and updated beanies, her looks were also accompanied by structured leather accents and accessorized with handmade and sustainable treasures. The jewelry was crafted by TenThousandThings (tusk earrings carved from reclaimed wood beams shown above), and the models were also sporting shoes designed with vegetable-tanned leather by Manolo Blahnik for M. Patmos.

For more info visit www.mpatmos.com.

[Photos by Kyle Ericksen via WWD.com. View full slideshow here.]

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