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October 11, 2012

Club Monaco Follows Isaac Mizrahi, Creates Low Cost Line

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Written by: Shalwah Evans


ollaborations between big retailers and high end fashion designers have become commonplace since Isaac Mizrahi began designing exclusively for Target.  As more and more stores jumped on the hi-low bandwagon (high end designer for low price point retailer), luxury goods have become accessible to the masses.  Club Monaco, a Polo Ralph Lauren company brand, has thrown its hat into the race with its first designer partnership, featuring M. PATMOS.

Part of a designer collective that includes Jayne Mayle handbags, Erickson Beamon jewelry, and shoes by Rachel Comey, M. PATMOS for Club Monaco is a capsule collection of 100% cashmere knitwear and yarn accessories.  It’s the perfect marriage for the brand, which has an minimalist aesthetic, rooted in neutrals done in beautiful silhouettes.

“I’ve been a fan of Club Monaco since the beginning as they’ve always offered amazing urban staples,” said Marcia Patmos, Founder and Designer of the eponymous line, M. PATMOS in a press release.  “I was excited to collaborate with them as they have a clean sensibility that is harmonious with my own.”

With Marcia Patmos’s hand in creating perfect separates, the collection—which rolled out in stores in the beginning of this month—won’t stay on shelves for long.


About the Author

Shalwah Evans
Shalwah Evans
Shalwah Evans is a fashion and beauty writer living in the New York City metropolitan area. After graduating with a master's in journalism from UC Berkeley she covered fashion weeks in South Africa and Japan for various publications. She has been a contributor for the Daily Front Row as well as NBC New Yorks' fashion blog, Thread NY. She also works with Poshly, which hosts the first beauty website devoted solely to giveaways.


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