Marcia Patmos’ brand of luxe basics took on a more artisanal quality this season. Featuring the work of craftspeople in Peru, India and Nepal, the lineup had a desert palette and plenty of textural elements. Hand-loomed knits were light and airy — and a little bit Moroccan.
Patmos played with the notion of transitional dressing, proposing coordinating sets in various fabric treatments that could be mixed and matched. A white-and-sand drawstring coat and pants were made with patchwork cotton poplin and waxed linen; the effect of different shades of white and fabric play provided great visual interest. Other sets included smocked blouses with sheer sleeves paired with linen trousers with sheer hems, and paint-by-number-inspired embroidered jackets and tops.
To balance these clean shapes, Patmos added surface texture and interest: cord embroidery that mimicked cable knits, strips of chiffon made into pom pom embellishments, and fringed tops and dresses with vintage swimwear cuts.