Resort 2012: M. Patmos


The now-shuttered Lutz & Patmos may have been a sweater-lover’s dream brand, but M. Patmos, the solo effort from Marcia Patmos, offers everything devotees loved about the former brand—and then some.

For her resort 2012 collection, Patmos created a collection inspired by travel (it is a resort collection, afterall), which meant everything was packing-friendly (like some great, pre-rumpled pieces in a silk-linen blend) and pieces often served double duties, like a double-layered tank that reversed or knit cardigans with built-in scarves that buttoned off. A long black skirt and matching asymmetrical tank made an evening-worthy ensemble when worn together, but worked perfectly as more casual separates, too.


Her signature knits used several techniques she's used before (both high and low-tech), whether her Japanese zero-waste whole garment technology or super-soft baby alpaca striped vests made by female artisans in Bolivia. And while the weather is a bit too lovely at the moment to consider furs, her knitted fur offerings were completely luxurious but just as relaxed as the rest of the collection.

The bottom line: everything was easy, relaxed, and comfortable—without sacrificing chic. What more could you ask for, whether you’re traveling or not?