Nuevo Bohemian: John Patrick Organic's Fall 2011 Show at New York Fashion Week

Report and images by Jane Webb, owner of Grace Heaven Organic Salon.

John Patrick’s Fall 2011 line celebrates a lifetime of expertise in his craft. His obvious love of the past seamlessly meets a nuevo bohemian attitude and creates something utterly unique.

Every fabric is lovingly chosen and the marriage of the unlikeliest fabrics combine to create something sophisticated yet edgy. His knitwear has always been spectacular but he really hits in out of the park this time.


Felted chunky wool sweaters and coats are the centerpiece to gorgeous separates that include cool veggy dyed leather shorts, henna and chestnut dyed silks and demure printed cottons.There is a stand out caped cashmere coat that would be equally at home on the back of Carole Lombard or Lady Gaga.


More recycled fabrics have made their way into the collection this year than ever before. Recycled never looked so good.The background to all of this are the go to sweater that you live in, the sporty hoodie that manages to look chic somehow and the perfect pencil skirt to go with everything.


It is great to see a master handle organic fabrics and give them the life they so richly deserve.


Another wonderful reason to love these clothes is the low carbon footprint. They were all made right here in New York. Organic just keeps getting better & better.


Check out John Patrick Organic’s site here.
More great images of individual looks by Emma Grady over at Treehugger.


Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.