When I think of the word organic I imagine a natural, fresh and wholesome food that is untainted by preservatives. I also picture those eco-friendly sticker signs with the green world or those hybrid cars that reduce malignant fuel emissions. But, never would I use organic and a Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection in the same sentence. Well, never say never. With John Patrick’s 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection Organic, I can no longer state that organic and clothes off the runway don’t belong together.
John Patrick’s clothes are consumer-friendly, comfortable and relaxed. Though his clothes are down-to-earth, they exude certain surreal, other-worldly quality. His clothes which mostly consist of baby blue, pearl white, and pastel pink have an angelic and celestial vibe. Most of his pieces I could fall asleep in and may be mistaken for nightwear. His collection, with many of the individual items being of diaphanous material that drapes seductively but softly over the body, has an air of sensuality. Though relaxed and casual with oversized trousers and boyfriend sweaters stealing the show, Patrick’s collection is not without elegance and femininity. He throws in full body skirts and crop tops to give his collection some spice. However, even these ankle-length skirts and barely there tops seem like a comfortable wear with their spaciousness. A few days ago, in an interview with Vogue at Fashion Week in NYC, Patrick commented, “This collection is all about freedom.” Cheers to that John Patrick! Nothing is better than freedom and fashion going hand in hand. After all, fashion is a form of freedom, and freedom is right to the expression of fashion.
Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear: Organic by John Patrick
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