PARTIMI AW 2012 'North End' Collection
London-based fashion label, PARTIMI by Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, was hands down one of my favorite presentations during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. Please read why in my review for The WILD Magazine's fashion column. An excerpt appears below:
"Dorrien-Smith works with select fabrics and textiles that explore innovation in sustainable and/or ethical design production: digitally-printed silks, organic wools, modals, milk fibers, and luxurious cashmere. Creating fashion collections with minimal environmental impact is key to the long-term strategy that this designer adopted early on. Her emphasis on place making and narrative has 'strong influences thanks to both sides of her family: from a wonderfully eccentric ecology-based 60’s hippy sensibility to a more considered design approach grounded in architecture and new urbanism.' All of PARTIMI’s dresses, skirts, and accessories illustrate this holistic and grounded approach to wearable art married with smart, efficient design."
Photos courtesy of the designer and photographer Nicole Maria Winkler.