A lot of designers, says John Patrick, "are scared of separates." Not him. Patrick's sustainably produced range puts utility over capital-F fashion—the reason, perhaps, it skates farther under the radar than it might. For Resort, standard OJP
pieces got tune-ups to bring them in line with the trends of the season. Shirts came cropped and widened for a loose, boxy fit—one extreme example ballooned out to batwing-sleeve proportions. The gray mélange sweatshirt that's been making the fashion rounds for a few seasons came in for repairs: Now it's a sweatshirt dress, a sleeveless hoodie, and, in the one false note, a pair of droopy drop-crotch pants. Waffle-knit cashmere sweaters in a light beige Patrick called "cloud" were made for layering. "I think in terms of, how do I make this work for somebody's wardrobe?" the designer explained. Make that anybody's—it's the rare collection that works as well on Donna Jordan (Antonio Lopez muse, occasional Warhol star, lookbook model #1) as on her daughter, Kate Ballo (former Steven Meisel sitter, aspiring holistic nutritionist, lookbook model #2).