June 04, 2012 New York
It's easy to see the appeal behind Marcia Patmos' intricate, engineered knitwear, particularly during a season like Resort—who doesn't need a lightweight cardigan for those nippy evenings in November, when the clothes start arriving in stores? At an appointment in her Meatpacking District studio, the M.Patmos designer pointed out a series of spearmint green pieces that the NYC boutique Kirna Zabête has reportedly scooped up. A flouncy sweater dress in the refreshing pastel shade featured several different pointelle stitches and had Alaïa-like appeal, while a blazer cut from scuba-ish rayon paired with slim, cropped faille trousers—both in the same hue—hit on the currently flourishing monochrome trend. Another highlight here was Patmos' use of leather. A supple cognac-colored jacket stamped in a micro crocodile pattern came with soft knit sleeves, and a striped Lurex linen skirt had a crisp white leather panel in back. Subtle, thoughtful details like these made for a tight, versatile lineup that was utterly wearable.
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