May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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EAST VILLAGE HOMAGE
New York: Kicking off New York Fashion week, Organic by John Patrick stayed true to the city with a collection he called “Ode to the icons of the East Village”. “Back then,” says the designer in the show notes, “to catch a glimpse of Patti Astor was like spotting Greta Garbo.” Outerwear was a focus and there were a variety of oversized boxy shapes in sustainable fabrics ranging from plush “teddy” fur to smooth nylons. Midi-length pencil skirt sweater-sets were given a modern twist with cropped, hand-knitted pullovers. Gently nipped-in waists on bustier slip-dresses and simple sheaths provided a feminine touch for the mostly straight silhouettes. A muted palette of “fawn”, “custom grey” and black was energized by the final looks in shades of “flamingo pink” — a nearly-neon pop of color that conjured Stephen Sprouse’s iconic looks of the era. — Sharon Graubard
Silhouette: Oversized / Boxy / Relaxed / Midi-length
Colors: Fawn / Shades of grey – pale to slate / Cocoa / Camel / “Flamingo Pink” / Navy
Key Items: Knitted skirt sets / Extra-large furry coats / Slip dresses / Hot pink sweatshirt dress / Elastic waist skirts / Anoraks
Materials: Wool pile “teddy” fur / Mink wool / Crepe / Flannel / Recycled cashmere / Viscose / Nylon / Velvet / Organic cotton / Recycled matte jersey
Print + Pattern: Stripes
Details + Trim: Ribbed cuffs / Flap pockets / Drop waists / Bustier tops
Footwear and Accessories: Elbow-length leather gloves / Skinny canvas belts / Fur muffs / Black and white ankle boots / White pumps
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