I came across Partimi at London Fashion Week last September, where the brand was showing in Estethica. Founded by Central St Martins graduate Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, ‘Dieu Bleu’ is Partimi’s first full collection for S/S 11. The designs are striking but simple, and perfectly wearable for modern urban living. US retailer Anthropologie spotted Eleanor at her graduate degree show and immediately commissioned Eleanor to create a six piece capsule collection for their stores.
The new collection has been designed in homage to costumes that the designer’s
Grandmother collected from a sale of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes costumes at Sotheby’s in the late 60s and 70s. The PARTIMI collection shows digitally printed organic silks and cottons that are inspired by the worn texture of hand painted decoration, simple graphic patterns and the movement of the dancers themselves.