PARTIMI from the architectural term PARTI; the conceptual starting point for a design.
Founded by London based designer Eleanor Dorrien-Smith, PARTIMI’s design aesthetic arrives from arresting prints and fluid silhouettes.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins’ Fashion & Print BA in 2008, Eleanor also worked for Mary Katrantzou, Tata Naka, John Galliano and Eley Kishimoto before presenting her first PARTIMI ready-to-wear collection during London Fashion Week in September 2010.
Eleanor’s sensibility to nature has kept design and sustainability running side by side in PARTIMI. As well as being a prize winner at the Fashioning the Future Awards, Eleanor has spoken alongside notable figures at Central Saint Martins’ sustainability seminar, and whilst continuing her role in this capacity Eleanor’s singular design aesthetic remains; pure, energetic and uncluttered.
PARTIMI has received press attention from Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, i-D, Tank Magazine, Marie Claire and has included UK stores69b, Rous Iland, rêve en vert and YoungBritishDesigners.com among its stockists as well as Hong Kong online boutique A Boy Named Sue. PARTIMI has also stocked collections at the wonderful US-Scandi store Mr Larkin, and in two of New York City’s favourite boutiques; Albertine and No.6 Store.
Having paused for a few seasons, PARTIMI is now re-launching with a new capsule collection this Summer.
“I think what Eleanor is doing at Partimi shows that great clothes can come with great, sustainable processes and materials – you can feel great wearing one of her t-shirt dresses not only because of how it was made, but because of how it makes you look!”
Caroline Issa, Executive Fashion Director, TANK Magazine