“The line between urban designer and the streets are non-existent, I love
the attitude and vibe of urban fashion.” Patrica Field. She loves to push
the envelope with fashion, never one to be complacent, she creates a style that’s
her own. Downtown legend Patricia Field’s signature style -- edgy, eclectic,
and urban to the extreme. Field became a household name after landing her high-profile
current job as costume designer for Sex and the City.
Field’s longtime partner, David Dalrymple, who has worked with her since
the mid-1990s, designs the House of Field line. Dalrymple paid homage to the hottest
styles that native New Yorker’s would be familiar with if they frequented
the club scenes.
With this hard-edged street style, there were strappy bondage pants in white denim
or in cotton screen-printed with images of Bob Marley, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G;
some very '80s black mini dresses, a sequin mini suit was dubbed the "Jackie
Stallone”, pink latex low-waist tights, sequin and sequin and more sequin.
Spring 2003 House of Field collection was by far the best showing of creativity.
Everyone there was completely enamored and could not wait to see what could possibly
be next. And then Mya (Moulin Rouge soundtrack) walks out in the Bob Marley micro
mini holding her stride as if the runway was her stage. The energy remains high
as Britney Spears looks on along side new R&B artist Amerie, while dear Ms.
Patricia Field enjoys there company sits in the middle. And to close the show
was the epitome of urban style in the music community EVE, she wore the final
piece that would close perfect night. As we all made our way out of the show,
I could overhear several raves, and praise from old friends and from newly made
ones that couldn’t wait to raid the showroom. Many have looked to House
of Field for inspiration, for genuine inhibition. This collection should remind
the fashion community that life should be filled with passion, freedom without
the cause and effect.
Bravo…to House of Field!!!
Written by: Written by Yvette N Coleman
Photographs by C. Yohance Deloatch