M.Patmos Fall 2012: Quality Over Quantity

Most designers send upwards of 45 looks out during a runway show, but for some—like M. Patmos—quality trumps quantity. For her fifteen AW/12 offerings, she wants you to know that the devil is in the details—and the versatile styling. Case in point: A cotton and leather zip-away t-shirt/shift dress hybrid, which was layered over a long sleeve reversible mesh dress—one look/two pieces that could create four totally different outfits. And thanks to the oversize pockets on the tee/frock, a purse is entirely optional. One cardigan with pseudo-sheer shoulders and sleeves doubled as a top, and another favorite multipurpose piece was the knit and fur scarf with clever and convenient hideaway pockets—a plush place to keep your mitts warm, rendering gloves unnecessary.
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Most designers send upwards of 45 looks out during a runway show, but for some—like M. Patmos—quality trumps quantity. For her fifteen AW/12 offerings, she wants you to know that the devil is in the details—and the versatile styling. Case in point: A cotton and leather zip-away t-shirt/shift dress hybrid, which was layered over a long sleeve reversible mesh dress—one look/two pieces that could create four totally different outfits. And thanks to the oversize pockets on the tee/frock, a purse is entirely optional. One cardigan with pseudo-sheer shoulders and sleeves doubled as a top, and another favorite multipurpose piece was the knit and fur scarf with clever and convenient hideaway pockets—a plush place to keep your mitts warm, rendering gloves unnecessary.
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Most designers send upwards of 45 looks out during a runway show, but for some—like M. Patmos—quality trumps quantity. For her fifteen AW/12 offerings, she wants you to know that the devil is in the details—and the versatile styling.

Case in point: A cotton and leather zip-away t-shirt/shift dress hybrid, which was layered over a long sleeve reversible mesh dress—one look/two pieces that could create four totally different outfits. And thanks to the oversize pockets on the tee/frock, a purse is entirely optional. One cardigan with pseudo-sheer shoulders and sleeves doubled as a top, and another favorite multipurpose piece was the knit and fur scarf with clever and convenient hideaway pockets—a plush place to keep your mitts warm, rendering gloves unnecessary.

De rigueur hues like black, red, camel, cream, and pumpkin were present and accounted for, but the guest appearances of vivid shades like tangerine and fuchsia punched up an otherwise muted palette. Stripes and graphic prints were shown alongside textural knits and fold over mini skirts. As for accessories, M. Patmos collaborated with TenThousandThings to create intricate wood horn earrings and necklaces, as well as with Manolo Blahnik for eco-friendly vegetable-dyed leather footwear with vivid tomato red peekaboo interior.