“She’s a modern-day vagabond,” says John Patrick of the sensibility driving Organic’s heady mix of texture and print this coming fall. “She’s young but sophisticated, and wants an older, more romantic experience of dressing.” That translated to tea-set florals scattered over sheer dresses, and voluminous hand-knit cardigans woven by young designer Amanda Henderson with “needles the size of broomsticks.”
Knits are an established element of Patrick’s ethically conscious brand DNA, and this collection draws inspiration from the Eastern seaboard. “Albany is our Northern Scotland,” he declares. And for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting said county, there will be a film on loop showing the making of a sweater from its beginnings at Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool company in Red Hook, New York, to its final draping across a young model’s shoulders. “We’ve never had a veneer,” shrugs the forward-thinking designer (who will also plaster QR codes linking to “sourcemaps” on the wall behind models at the presentation, allowing viewers to link directly to information on how the pieces have been made). “I just want to make clothes that are alive and vibrant.”
---OI OI OI!!! Vogue preview coverage of F/W 2011...
Look out for photos from the show tomorrow!
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