New York, NY, April 11, 2007 - Ar chitect and interior
designer Campion Platt announced the launch of his first
textile collection METRO CLOTH, a new brand from Jim Thompson.
The evening’s hosts, Jim Thompsom, Architectural Digest, Jay
McInerney, Anne Hearst, Nicole Miller and Tatiana Platt (Campion’s
wife), greeted guests in the Chelsea Penthouse strewn with
cascades of fabric hanging from ceiling rafters, scented Jim
Thompson candles and white and purple orchids. Sounds of
ethereal Thai “geisha” music filled the air. The METRO CLOTH
Collection dazzled guests in its textural beauty, metallic
fabrics graced with tonal definition and breathtaking hues.
Tatiana Platt wore a dress designed by Nicole Miller in
“Afternoon Shadow” of the METRO CLOTH Collection.
Designed by Campion Platt, METRO CLOTH introduces a fresh,
modern approach to the classic lines and well known textures
of Jim Thompson’s prints and wovens. The inspiration for the
Collection derives from images of large urban areas,
specifically New York City. The collection features a strong
industrial chic attitude, exhibiting an overall theme of
gritty textures and bold causal prints. The grit of the city
is transformed into the texture and patterns of a
sophisticated urban interior life. The colorsboth compliment
and contrast a busy external life while war ming to the
interior of soft neutrals, natural tones, and hot contrasting
colors with a steely shimmering bent.
Among the guests were Patty Raynes, Somers Farkas, Anya
Assante, Blair Clarke, Douglas Hannant, Geoffrey Bradfield,
Jamie Drake, Bobby Zarem, Kimberly DuRoss, Kenneth Wyse, Mark
Gilbertson, Hunt Slonem, to name just a few making the night a