M.PATMOS | FALL / WINTER 2012
The devil is in the detail, or so it would seem with a M. Patmos collection.
Eco designer Marcia Patmos successfully managed to step away from her comfort zone of knitwear, and create a sleek and ultra-stylistic collection made up of versatile separates.
The interchanging styling ability came from the cuts and fastenings. A leather and tweed skirt had a zip fastening that could be changed by unzipping to create a different layer to the collection.
Cotton and leather were formed into zip-away t-shirts, standing alongside shift dresses layered over long-sleeved mesh. Checkerboard jacquard trousers were sustainable and stylish and gave way to a luxurious set of pieces.
Colour and texture gave the pieces a much-needed shot of energy, with colour-blocking in bright orange, blood red and cerise set alongside muted tones of camel and cream.
The pieces held a certain type of multipurpose; a cardigan with sheer sleeves doubled up as a casual top and wrap skirts faded the line between smart and casual.
Knit and fur were present as within most winter collections, this time in the form of scarves with hidden pocket detailing. Other accessories came in the form of wooden jewellery continuing the eco aesthetic, and were created as a collaboration with TenThousandThings.
The eco-line still managed to maintain the luxury aesthetic through delicate cut and exquisite use of material.
- Charlotte Stamp