September 07, 2011 New York
Today's M.Patmos Spring presentation took place at the Standard Hotel, and the sleek wooden plank backdrop fit the designer's "saving the environment one string at a time" MO well. According to Patmos, Birth of the Cool, a book that dissects the sixties California art scene, gave rise to the color palette of citron, white, and metallic. And negative spaces in New York artist Mary Judge's work inspired the various pointelle patterns. Patmos subscribes to the notion of sweaters for every season, and while her knitwear game is certainly strong, that focus can make things a bit predictable. We'd like to see a few more pieces like this collection's non-knit standouts: a long, silver drawstring skirt that can be dressed up or down, and a below-the-knee tank dress with leather paillettes.