Marcia Patmos, winner of the 2011 ECCO DOMANI FASHION FUND, drew inspiration from an ecclectic mix of sources, ranging from Moroccan travelers to 1970’s icons, for her Fall/Winter 2011 collection. This includes Paul Bowles and Yves Saint Laurent’s time spent in Morocco, as well as Moroccan tents, Kilims and sand patterns. Iconic 70’s figures such as Halston and Jane Fonda can also be seen in the them of this collection.
These inspirations let to a modern mix of versatile layers, using luxury materials such as featherweaight cashmere, lightweaith alpaca boucle, eco-friendly merino wool, hand beaded matte tortoise sequins, and knitted fur.
Staying true to M. Patmos aesthetic, the Fall/Winter 2011 collection is simple, modern, versatile, and multi – functional. Silhouettes are clean and flattering with interesting details such as delicate pointelles, glamorous collars, toggle closures, large patch pockets, and exaggerated open stitches. The palette consists of rich, neutral tones like chalk, stone, camel, and grays mixed with flattering muted shades of nude, mauve, sage, and eggplant.
Production ranged from luxury artisinal family run factories in Italy to hand – loomed knits created by a collective of female artisans in Bolivia. Several of the pieces are made in the USA with Japanese zero – waste whole garment technology or in Uruguay using eco-friendly wools and alpacas.
M. Patmos is an understated and elegant knit-driven collection with a focus on high quality, seasonless weights and modern fits. The look is layered and casual, yet refined and feminine, and will retail between $295 – $4,500. M. Patmos is available at Barneys New York (All flagship locations), Kirna Zabete, Le Bon Marche, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, and other high end specialty boutiques around the world.