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Edited by on September 8 2011 at 3:22 PM

Gilded with a touch of sunshine, the M.Patmos Spring 2012 collection, inspired by the work of New York contemporary artist Mary Judge, is an adventure in chic and sustainable knitwear. Full cheat sheet review and designer interview after the jump.

#NYFW Cheat Sheet: M.Patmos Review + Interview

Color palette: Fresh, pale neutrals infused with spurts of citron, gold, silver and blue
Mood: Girly but strong with an energetic and eager crowd
Statement Pieces: Dipped stripe tissue cashmere shawl, hand beaded circles series slip dress
Front Row Name Drops: No one of note
Gossip: Gentleman: “She has amazing skin, she look great. She’s going through menopause now you know.” Lady: “Ahhh she should talk to me!”
Runway Music: Crocodiles Hearts of Love; The Paragons The Tide is High

#NYFW Cheat Sheet: M.Patmos Review + Interview

I caught up with designer Marcia Patmos at the presentation and was able to pick her creative brain about the collection.

You were inspired by contemporary artist Mary Judge for your Spring 2012 line. Have you always been a fan of her work?
I’ve been following her work for a couple of years. She was showing at a Brooklyn gallery near my house, and I’ve been inspired by her ever since I saw it there.

You use a lot of sustainable production methods and knit of locally stocked yarn. What’s important to you about this Eco-friendly way of running your business?
It’s important to take some responsibility and find a way to give back, and I’m doing that with M.Patmos. I try to be sustainable and local wherever I can. I also have a reversible garment in the Spring collection; you’re using less fabric because it’s two outfits in one. I like to think of it as “slow fashion.”


If you have questions about Marcia Patmos or the M.Patmos Spring 2012 collection, ask me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.

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I stole my first pair of platforms from the Spice Bus in 1997 when Anglophilia was all the rage. Collector of vintage bags, vinyl and kitchen appliances. My dream of becoming a butcher is momentarily on hiatus so I can teach you how to wear muumuus and apply false eyelashes. Follow me on Twitter @CrystlMeatballs.