PATRICIA PADRON presents her second collection in Paris with Plan8 showrooms and REP Agency.
The Fall Winter 17 collection is being presented during Paris Fashion Week – March 1st – 7th – by appointment at 6, rue Saint Claude, Paris 75 003.Patricia Padrón (1987, Venezuela) completed her bachelors degree in fashion design in 2011 in Madrid after being trained as an architect in her hometown of Maracaibo Venezuela. After obtaining her fashion degree, she set up her own studio in 2012 while enrolling in several courses and studies abroad, including some at Central Saint Martins. Those years of studies and explorations led her to establish PATRICIA PADRON in 2015, a womenswear brand currently based in Madrid. She launched her first collection in Paris in September 2016 and is currently sold at Les Suites in Paris, Luisa Via Roma in Italy and Please do no Enter in LA.Research and development have been a very important part of the brand DNA since its early stage. Patricia and her team buy fabrics from the most prestigious mills in France, Italy and the UK and apply a very artisanal method of research testing finishes and treatments to create a unique and rich garment.
Every piece is thought as a unique creation following some pre set requirements in patter-making to give a conduct line to the collection.
As per her launch collection Patricia used the Golden Ratio as a base for this collection, this means shapes and pattern-making is all proportioned based on this number (1,61803).The Universe may be chaotic and unpredictable, but it’s also a highly organized physical realm bound by the laws of mathematics. One of the most fundamental and strikingly beautiful ways these laws manifest is through the Golden Ratio. Its number 1.61803(…) is involved in sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in nature, architecture and art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition.The use of the Golden Ratio directly results to circle shapes being a big part of the collection, overall layered garments and disproportioned sleeves. This season’s colors are deeper with the use of wine and reds but enhanced with brighter shades of silver and orange which combined with floral prints create an ideal palette balance.There is a mixture of smooth and refined finishings to create contrast, in tandem with raw edges and cut pieces that provide dynamism and furnishes the collection with a certain organic feel to it.