Womenswear designer Marcia Patmos is the latest contributor to take part in our online series about “Things That Never Go Out of Style.” We named our magazine Corduroy based on the idea that a corduroy jacket never goes out of style. And in the same way, we’ve asked some of our favourite artists, musicians, designers and all-around friends to tell us what’s on their list of classic, timeless items.
For Patmos, whose M.Patmos line was recently named one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in Fashion for 2012 (alongside names like Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Uniqlo and Kenzo), fashion is even more beautiful when it’s sustainable. With that in mind, Patmos is dedicated to socially conscious and eco-friendly production methods, and is involved with artisan communities and craftsmanship around the world. The resulting pieces in the M.Patmos collection are beautiful, understated and elegant looks that fit effortlessly into any modern woman’s wardrobe, while also respecting the production process and environment around us. It’s something women everywhere will want to wear because – like Patmos herself – it’s trendy, forward-thinking, and beautiful inside and out!
Get to know Marcia Patmos and her collection at www.mpatmos.com. And check out her top ten list of “Things That Never Go Out of Style” after the jump…
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Aviator Sunglasses
4. String Bikinis (especially when they come in great colors like the one below left)
5. Breton Stripes. You can never go wrong with stripes, especially when they come in fresh colors too! These featherweight, scoop neck cotton striped tees (above middle) are from the M.Patmos Spring ’12 collection and available for purchase HERE.
6. Thank You notes – I love these simple ones from Smythson (above right)
7. The Classics – “The Sun Also Rises” by Hemingway is a particular favorite
9. Picasso – I love the style and the art
10. Corn on the cob
The M.Patmos by Marcia Patmos collection is available at Barneys New York, Kirna Zabete, Le Bon Marche, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, Browns in London, and other high-end specialty boutiques around the world.
M.Patmos is also continuing an eco-footwear collaboration this spring with luxury shoe company Manolo Blahnik, using vegetable tanned leather. And Patmos is adding a sustainable jewelry collaboration with New York-based jewelry designers David Rees and Ron Anderson of 10,000 Things, in which a 300-year-old pine, salvaged from a demolished warehouse in Brooklyn, served as the main focal point for the eco-inspired collection. For all the details, check out www.mpatmos.com.