Marcia Patmos Opens Brooklyn Store for M.Patmos With Focus on Community

Six years after officially launching her M.Patmos brand, Marcia Patmos has opened her first store in Brooklyn.
Located at 380 Atlantic Avenue, the lofty space offers her designs and a range of other products, including art books, records, organic beauty products and home decor. Jewelry from local designers, sneakers from Alumnae upcycled styles from the Los Angeles-based VisionQuest, cashmere blankets and throws from Saved and zero-waste pillows from Oliver Yaphe are some of the pick-up items for sales. Photographer Sarah Bird’s “Trees” exhibition is on view, too.
Patmos said of the opening: “I thought it was a good time, because people are interested in independent designers. There are two things happening. There’s the Amazon world and there’s also people, who like to go into a store to touch things, speak to a person and find special things that you don’t find on Amazon, etc.”
To design the space, Patmos used as many recycled goods as she could, “stalking” The Big Reuse in Gowanus for salvaged goods like mirrors, shelves and other finds. With large bay windows, old wood floors and tin ceilings, the designer wanted the interior to have an industrial feel. She made the clothing racks from plumbing pipes. To keep things

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M.Patmos Resort 2019

In November, Marcia Patmos was named one of five finalists for the 2018 CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative. This initiative, which runs through the end of the month, is to aid designers on sustainability through workshops and mentorship. It culminates with a Lexus Grand Prize of $ 80,000 given to the brand with the most innovative, strategic and impactful sustainable blueprint for the future. Patmos took a deep dive into her supply chain, which resulted into new techniques and ideas for her strong resort collection.
Patmos’ ready-to-wear is the kind you want to lounge around or wrap yourself in. For resort, she offered an organic cotton cardigan with a suri alpaca knitted collar that mimicked the appearance of fur; machine-knitted dresses and tops; organic cotton and upcycled pima cotton mixed sweaters made from a knit-weaving technique; double gauze blush and cream dresses, and cashmere sweaters from Nepal. When it came to sustainability and responsibility, every detail was considered, like adorable knit waist or crossbody bags made from recycled plastic water bottles to hints of woven metallic threads from upcycled fabrics.

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