Who knew birds could be such great inspiration for a wearable FW collection?
Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos did their ornithology research by reading antique bird books and took inspiration from the colors of birds and the concept of wings. This meant that their FW10 collection was filled with dusty rose, grays of all shades, black, olive green, and a pop of electric blue, as well as plenty of Dolman sleeves.
What really made Lutz and Patmos’ collection stand out was that it hit the perfect balance between sensible and fashionable. The trousers were comfortable and pocketed, the silk tops reversible, and the rabbit fur accessories were knit – meaning they were furry inside and out. They also showed these glorious knit sweaters that were handmade by a women’s knitting collective in Uruguay. They were perfect for a frigid day.
One of my favorite items was a gray sweater with worn-in holes and rips, which was a collaboration piece with Carine Roitfeld. L&P has collaborated with artists and celebrities like Sofia Coppola, Christy Turlington, and L’Wren Scott to create special pieces–the portion of the profits from these items is donated to charity.
Now if only I could buy the fantastic rabbit fur arm warmers and not feel a little bad about it…