May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: 90s-inspired grunge was the order of the day for the Organic by John Patrick Pre-Fall collection. The first look, a pleated V-neck midi dress paired with chunky black boots, could have come straight from the set of My So-Called Life. Patrick went on to play with proportion, presenting oversized tees, floor-length skirts, and baggy sweatshirts. A pair of slip dresses and a seductive lace shirtdress offered the only form-fitting silhouettes. A menswear influence emerged with two tomboyish looks, featuring plaid button-up shirts and bottoms made from patterned menswear suiting. Though perhaps not as strong or as consistent as Patrick’s Spring collection, his current offering still provided a range of items sure to appeal to the label’s youthful followers.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Oversized / Long layers / Hourglass
Color: Chocolate / Bordeaux / Black / Taupe / Dove grey / Olive / Lipstick red / Burgundy / Dusty lavender
Key Items: Pleated midi dresses / Slouchy sweatshirts / Long pleated skirts / Slip dresses / Sweatpants
Materials: Sweatshirt jersey / Lace / Fine-gauge jersey / Silk charmeuse / Menswear suitings / Laundered cotton shirtings
Print + Pattern: Faded plaids / Camouflage
Details + Trim: Accordion pleats / V-necks / Spaghetti straps / Elasticized waists
Accessories + Footwear: Colorful woven scarves / Skinny belts / Flat ankle boots / Chunky boots
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