What can be said about patchworks - patchwork quilts, patchwork country, patchwork paneling? An anachronistic fabric stitched together with exposed seams, quilted patchwork and skin patchwork run hand in hand, in detail: dangling from the window shopper's arm, a Jil Sander clear plastic tote displays a single python pocket. And in another: the suede elbow patch decorates the elbow of a man resting against a wall. Strategically placed patches appear throughout our New York streets on shoulders, waistbands, and Louis Vuitton soccer balls.
From above, all INA MEN: Jil Sander midnight plastic tote with python exterior pocket, Antonio Marras charcoal plaid vest, Miharayasuhiro charcoal wool pant with skirt overlay, Visvium Comme Des Garcons navy & white hightop sneaker; Louis Vuitton black jacket, Junya Watanabe navy & white striped trouser, Louis Vuitton olive cashmere turtleneck with suede elbow patches, Fiorentini + Baker chocolate suede boot, Mike crackled metallic sunglasses; Thom Browne grey & white striped hat, Vivienne Westwood charcoal & white plaid button-up, Louis Vuitton gray zip-up sweater with suede elbow patches, Vivienne Westwood navy wool pant with side ties, Marni burnt orange leather lace-up loafer.