And, of course, the virtues of Merino wool. The Woolmark Company’s Head of Americas, Michelle A. Lee, explains why the company wants designers to innovate with the "ancient yet classic, timeless versatile fiber."
The 2015 International Woolmark Prize winner also tells us what she'd like to do next.
Marcia Patmos of M. Patmos won the award for womenswear.
See which U.S. designers were nominated for the prize, known for helping launch the careers of designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent.
New York fashion week is finally upon us! Our first reviews and galleries are now up, so check them out. M.Patmos showed a lust-inducing collection of luxe knits, Lisa Perry's collection was a mod masterpiece, and Organic by John Patrick introduced "teddy fur" fabric on warm and cozy sweaters. (Perfect for the upcoming NYC blizzard, no?)
The Fashionista team hit the road today to venues around Manhattan to kick off New York fashion week. (Even though tomorrow is "officially" day one of New York fashion week, with close to 20 shows today, we think it counts.) From J.Brand's fashion week debut to pink fur at Tanya Taylor to carousel rides and Ne-Yo at the Prabal Gurung for Target launch party, click through to see what we saw.
Don't miss our reviews of these great Fall 2012 presentations! M.Patmos chose quality over quantity with pieces that could be easily layered against
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.