Designer News. Jane Birkin to Guest Design for Lutz & Patmos

August 21, 2008 • Fashion


Designer sweater label Lutz & Patmos‘ newest guest designer is none other than British actress and chanteuse, Jane Birkin.

According to WWD, Tina Lutz, who designs the collection with Marcia Patmos, flew to Paris in May to visit with the now 61 year-old Birkin in her Paris apartment and discuss design ideas.

Well-known for her humanitarian activism with Amnesty International, Birkin chose an Italian-made organic cashmere for the scoopneck, slim-fitting, elongated tank with crochet details she designed. There is also a wide V-neck with a raw edge neckline with slightly flared three-quarter-length sleeves. “It’s a cool little sweater that can fall over one shoulder. That’s probably how Jane would wear it,” Lutz said. Price points haven’t been set.

Birkin is not big on public appearances so it’s unclear if she will make a cameo at Lutz & Patmos’ September 9 presentation in New York during Fashion Week. Aside from being the mother of Aside from being the mother of Kate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, Birkin is the namesake of Hermès’ Birkin Bag.

Source: WWD
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