For her solo debut, Marcia Patmos took a circuitous route to find her inspiration. It started with a beach in North Carolina, where different rocks and textures got her thinking about the military, which led to deserts, which finally brought her to Morocco and author Paul Bowles when he lived there after World War II. The result? A lineup of cozy knits in camels, grays and oatmeal hues, wrapped and layered for that Bedouin feel. Even the graphic intarsias and mottled yarn patterns pointed to Patmos’ North African hook. Still, the collection proved thoroughly modern — many of the garments were convertible, such as the sweater with removable sleeves and the boat-neck pullover with a detachable collar-cum-scarf.

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