Organic by John Patrick
June 05, 2013 New York
Patrick isn't trying to stage a fashion revolution, but is instead focused on creating beautifully crafted, sustainable basics like the perfect little hand-loomed cashmere cardigans and slim white summer suits here. He maintains an unwavering dedication to details, and counted out each of the 16 gores on a full eyelet skirt made for twirling. Feminine pieces like tank dresses (done in delicate lace or with allover floral embroidery) were paired with sporty sweatshirt jerseys, while crisp cotton anoraks were shown with needlepoint-accented pinstriped board shorts. The result was a mix of artisanal and athletic that felt utterly modern.