2009 August 24
Organic's Spring Speakeasy
(NEW YORK) There’s nothing conventional about quirky designer John Patrick or his progressive ready-to-wear line, Organic. So it’s only appropriate that his upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 presentation be held in an unexpected locale. Inspired by deep Bohemia, Patrick’s show will unfold in a secret upstairs speakeasy at iconic New York steakhouse, Keens. “Keens was a Teddy Roosevelt era haunt. I’m a long time New Yorker and I remember places like the Mudd Club where everybody was a freak, everybody was an individual. In this time of mega corporations, mega fashion and almost no individual statement, I felt that it was even more important to show in an artistic environment.”
Across from a 6 x 4 foot lion painting from the 1870s (Patrick affirms that it is “very much in keeping” with his Boho-theme), Aveda-styled models will pose on a custom made set, the details of which have yet to be revealed.
“Keens was a conscious decision because of the ambience,” said Patrick. “But the most important thing to remember is that Organic is really fun. It’s always about fun.”
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