What inspired you for Fall 2012?
My inspiration began with a trip to the Pacific Northwest section of Powell's bookstore in Portland, Oregon when visiting in the spring. The book The Women by Edward S. Curtis features portraits of Native American women from the early 1900s. The women are wearing strikingly modern outfits, mixing plaid trading blankets over traditionally beaded and embellished textiles. The mixing of natural materials is graphic, textural and impactful.
How does this play out in terms of colors, materials and shapes?
I have many new mixes of fabric, texture, yarn and color that play out in new versions of classic M.Patmos styles, as well as shapes inspired by the idea.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
Sometimes I am really happy with silence, but I was also listening to Bon Iver and Cotton Jones.
What do you look for when casting your show/presentation?
A mix of women who are strong, have good presence and look great in the clothing.
How do you stay energized/balanced in the weeks leading up to NYFW?Yoga and green juice.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
I love seeing what my friends are doing, as well as the ones I love to look at: A Detacher, Tess Giberson, Maria Cornejo, Thakoon, Celine, Stella McCartney, Marni...
How do you plan to unwind after Fashion Week?
I haven't had time to plan but thinking hot weather and beach—maybe Costa Rica?
Marcia Patmos will present the M.Patmos fall 2012 collection on Thursday, February 9th at Milk Studios.