Early in his career, John Patrick traveled to Peru to learn about the production of cotton and hand-spun alpaca wool. In 2007, he returned to Peru to develop relationships with Peruvian organic farm collectives and prepare for the launch of Organic by John Patrick, his collection of sustainable fashion for men and women. Now a leader in the conscious-clothing market, Patrick has revitalized traditional techniques such as hand-weaving and whole-animal leather production. He's also helped increase the use of botanical dyes, recycled fabrics, and organic wool yarns. Patrick's floral-print Liberty romper dress, raw-edged cupro slip, lace shorts, and other resort clothing focus on versatile silhouettes and classic American style while proving just how easy it is to be green.
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Green never goes out of style — especially when you're talking about John Patrick's trademark eco-friendly pieces. The designer revitalized traditional techniques such as hand-weaving and all-natural botanical dyes, delivering chic and streamlined results. Snap up some of Patrick's essentials here, from linen V-necks and cropped wool pullovers to Swiss dot dresses and soft jersey tunics, classic enough to wear everywhere this season and the next.
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"My closet is a sea of black," says men's fashion director Brooke Cundiff. Lucky for a monochrome-lover like her, the fall runways were brimming with subdued hues that offer an updated take on the classic neutral: Olive, camel, navy, gray, and winter white were big stories everywhere from Alexander Wang to Max Mara, and have one reigning virtue. "I love having a monochrome base, because it’s like a blank canvas, and you can paint it however you want," Brooke says. To snag a piece of her style, start with solid pieces she calls "great investments" — like those shoppable below — then accessorize to the hilt to make the look your own.