7 posts tagged "M. Patmos"
“It’s fashion-forward to buy better,” model-turned-mom-turned-model-again Amber Valletta reasons, providing perhaps the best tagline for her latest endeavor, Master & Muse. The eco-fashion initiative with Yooxygen (the environmentally aware arm of yoox.com) is aiming to gain a few converts with that credo as well as a carefully selected list of brands that Valletta found herself. “We sought out designers and brands that provide high-fashion luxury coupled with sustainability,” Valletta says of the range, which hits yoox.com tomorrow. She later explained that, like the duality evident in the relationship between a master and a muse, “style does not have to be at the expense of social responsibility. They are interdependent and interconnected.”
The two-hundred-piece collection includes core apparel and accessory designs from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Good Society, and M Patmos. The selection plays with the contradictions Valletta sees in femininity. The Master, more rigorous and tailored, counterbalances the Muse, more poetic and eclectic. But no matter their divide, “it comes down to great design, sourcing and producing both ethically and sustainably,” Valletta maintains. “The brands we offer on Master & Muse are problem-solving through innovation,” she adds. She hopes the project will help inspire continued change throughout the fashion industry. Get a sneak peek at some Master & Muse wares from Mich Dulce, M Patmos, Guava, and Vivienne Westwood (below), as well as a Craig McDean-lensed campaign image (above), exclusively on Style.com.
Manolos made from discarded tilapia skin, raffia, and cork? Why not. Until now, the shoemaker hadn’t delved into the green scene, but eco-chic designer Marcia Patmos was able to change that. “They were very open and loved my suggestion of bringing sustainability into the shoes, as long as I could find the right materials that they couldn’t supply,” Patmos tells Style.com. So, she settled on natural resources and fish industry byproducts for the Spring ’12 collection. “The materials were actually very easy to work with,” Patmos adds. “Mixed together or dyed, they’re very versatile.” The heels ($975) and the flats ($645) are hitting Manolo stores next week. Patmos revealed she’s already hard at work on the next round—an ankle bootie made of vegetable tanned leather—for the the Fall ’12 Manolo Blahnik for M.Patmos collection.
Stick around at a fashion week after party long enough, and it becomes very clear: Wine fuels this business. But no vintner has been more influential than Ecco Domani, the winery that’s given generously to the industry, in the form of its Fashion Foundation awards, for a decade. This morning, Ecco Domani announced the 2011 winners of the $25,000 grants, which will help to fund their New York fashion week presentations. They are: For womenswear, Bibhu Mohapatra, Mandy Coon (a Spring 2011 Mandy Coon look is pictured, left), Marcia Patmos for M. Patmos, and Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker for The Lake & Stars; for menswear, Kyle Fitzgibbons for Native Son; for accessories, Pamela Love; and for sustainable design, Tara St. James for Study NY.