FLASH FASHION: Cool Classics At Organic By John Patrick

We love fashion, but we know not everybody has the time to scroll through every look in a runway show. Consider this your Cliff Notes to New York Fashion Week.

What do you get when you cross the classic prep of American fashion and the Parisienne chic of French lines? Organic by John Patrick.

At his presentation on the unofficial start of New York Fashion Week, John Patrick, designer of the line, Organic, showcased beautiful pieces that could easily have been the outcome of a J.Crew and Chloé love affair. From pleated olive shorts to white lace trousers to grey tops mixed with – surprise – grey bottoms, Patrick hit all the high notes of the latest fashion trends seen on both the U.S. and French runways.

Neutral tones, refined lines and girly details are the anchors of Patrick’s Spring 2011 collection. Beginning with a cream shorts-and-blazer combo, the collection moves from classic look to classic look, reminding fashion insiders of the bold statement subtle silhouettes and impeccable detail can make. Continuing with American nostalgia, conservative skirts and prairie dresses reminiscent of Sara Plain and Tall and Laura Ingalls are interspersed among the more modern trousers-and-button-down looks. The practicality and wearability that has recently become essential in fashion is an innate part of Organic’s SS2011 collection. Who wouldn’t want to sport a dandy floral shell and cuffed cotton shorts in the sweltering summer sun?

While mixing the simple with the daring – ahem, a completely sheer nude blouse – Patrick shows that he has American classics down to a T… or would that be “tee”? The collection exudes the cool attitude that any East Coaster, Southern Belle, or California Beach Babe always has packed in her fashion arsenal. From can’t-live-without-‘em button-downs to comfy chic shorts – and even an over-the-top huge floppy hat perfect for those times when you just want to make a statement – Organic’s latest collection is one that fashion frontrunners
around the country are sure to be flocking to come Spring.

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