NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2008: John Patrick Organic
John Patrick Organic is the quintessential embodiment of “sustainable style” – consistently creating beautiful, organic, natural garments that are as fresh as they are wearable. Striking a perfect balance between organic (not straying too far into the granola), and fashion (not straying too far into circus tent), John Patrick manages to create very wearable, practical, comfortable clothes that are unique, beautifully crafted, and thoroughly elegant.
Earlier this week we went to visit John Patrick Organic to preview the Spring 2008 collection. Aside from the tasty treats and tea, there were plenty of delights on display. John Patrick hasn’t wavered much in aesthetic from his first Organic collection, which is thankful as these are exactly the kind of clothes you can live in. The collection is comprised of easy wearing separates that can be dressed up or down to get you through a day at the office or a weekend at the beach in sustainable style.
The light-weight cotton jersey pieces from last spring’s collection did double as tunics when out for cocktails, cover-ups at the beach and even stood in for sleepwear, so we were thankful to see these pieces continued. This season the line includes organic cotton, super soft bamboo sweaters and organic linen from Italy. New to the collection is the use of surplus fabrics. The company bought up unused stock of men’s shirting and made it their own by adding creative embroideries and cut-outs.
It is easy to support a company that is so invested in their supply chain. John Patrick frequently visits his suppliers and manufacturers in Peru and advocates for best wages for the cotton farmers. Tune in next month to see more on their current Fall collection.
+ John Patrick Organic
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