Summary: M. Patmos has officially made eclectic dressing chic again! Her Fall 2013 presentation at Pier 59 at New York Fashion Week consisted of a collection focused on a super stylish traveling nomad, or more appropriately, a jet-setter.
Patmos used a contrasting palette of neutral greens, blacks and spots of ivory, and paired them with bright shades of blues, greens, and rustic yellows. The result: an eccentrically colored collection that came together nicely.
Layering was key in Patmos’ collection. Tough leather is softened when paired with soft silk and cashmere accessories, while oversized sweaters sat atop mini skirts of wool and sequins. What keeps this collection interesting is the surprising little details: patches of leather in a wool coat, and ikat print on a traditionally boring pink sweater. In all, an unexpected array of traditional fall attire blended together in sweet chemistry.
Colors: Merlot, black, army green, deep sky blue blended with a darker royal blue, with spots of pumpkin orange.
Textures and Fabrics: Nappa leather, black furs, rich silk, leather, wool, knit sweaters, and soft cashmere.
Key Looks: Merlot slim tuxedo pants layered with a sequin tank and structured vest. Topped with a burgundy and black beanie; Black and blue print skirt paired with a royal blue and black-trimmed cardigan. All topped with a chunky knit deep sky blue sweater; Black high-waisted pencil skirt with side slit, with a rustic silk top and leather jacket. Finished with a bright green scarfette.
– Laurie Espino