Leroy & Perry has mastered the art of the sartorial double take. The ethical fashion label, which began as the sustainable counterpart to the now-defunct Lutz & Patmos, has teamed up with a host of kindred designers this season, including Nomadic Thread Society, a line of textiles that draws its unmistakable aesthetic from artisan collectives and local bazaars around the world. The collaborative collection, which boasts a raft of ethnic-inspired prints and easy yet luxurious silhouettes, arose from the brands’ shared love of traditional textiles and sustainable design.
Collaborating with Nomadic Thread Society was a no-brainer for Marcia Patmos, the creative mind behind Leroy & Perry and M.Patmos. “I’ve always had a long time love-affair with traditional textiles and a long history of working with artisan collectives,” Patmos says. “This [was] the perfect opportunity to introduce a new print element into the Leroy & Perry line.”
Patmos’ muse is a “curious girl who enjoys flea markets, vintage shopping and indie bands,” she tells Ecouterre.
Patmos’ muse for the Spring/Summer 2011 collection is a “curious girl who enjoys flea markets, vintage shopping and indie bands,” she tells Ecouterre. The vibrant, saturated palette echoes that of The Wynwood Walls, an outdoor mural project in Miami. Leroy & Perry merged its love of novelty knits, organic and natural fabrics, and modular separates with Nomadic Thread Society’s signature neon accents, bright pastels, and handwoven ikat prints. Made in the United States, the breezy range includes caftan tops, surf shorts, sweatshirt hoodies, sundresses, and rompers ripe for summer romancing.