Free Association With: Marcia Patmos of M. Patmos

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Marcia Patmos Photo: Marc Stamas/2011 Getty Images/2011 Getty Images

Word games with MADE fashion week designers continue, and Marcia Patmos of M.Patmos is up to bat. Her muse for fall? Native American women from the early twentieth century, as seen in photographer Edward S. Curtis’ book The Women. “They just looked so modern to me, even though the photos are over a hundred years old. They’re very graphic, with really interesting detailing,” she said.  This translated to a showing of Patmos' signature knitwear, rendered in all sorts of colors — from neutrals to stark black and white, to saturated hot pinks and reds — punctuated with leather and silks for an organic, textural feel. Afterward, Patmos — who also debuted two collaborations this season, one with footwear giant Manolo Blahnik and the other with jewelry label TenThousandThings — did some hard thinking about the word separates

Cashmere: “Always.”

Separates: “Eighties.”

Silhouette: “More. There are so many more options.”

Grace: “Poise.”

Dress Code: “Breaking the rules.”

Cleanse: “We were just goofing about this in the office! Everyone’s doing a juice cleanse, but it’s good to try to be healthy.”