Fall Ready-to-Wear 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim

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3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2015

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3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2015

Lim subjected classics to some fairly vigorous deconstruction and distressing to give reliable, traditional looks some teeth.

Phillip Lim’s program notes read like an excerpt from an anthropological doctoral dissertation: “Systems are necessary to structure, in any type of convention.…I was able to readdress the systems and structures that we build along the way.” It was a rather cerebral way of explaining that he had subjected classics — trenchcoats, tailoring, pretty dresses — to some fairly vigorous deconstruction and distressing to give reliable, traditional looks some teeth. It was a solid proposition that gave a feminine, flattering baseline a tension of toughness.

 

The collection riffed off a current crowd-pleasing silhouette — statement coat over slim tailored pants or a soft skirt with strappy shoes — via a smart mix of references, including grungy plaids, avant asymmetric cuts, tomboy outerwear and punky utility straps twisted and tied around coats and dresses for a bondage vibe. Perhaps Lim got a little strap-happy with the latter effect, but otherwise the details added sophisticated novelty and value to understandable pieces.


For the confident, creative power babe with a bike fetish, there was an oversize trench in a wacky, webby wool pattern over a sleeveless dress with a slick molded-leather moto bodice and tailored wool skirt. For the artful traditionalist with a preference for polished casual, there was a sweeping burgundy wool-blend car coat over a distressed zip-front vest and nifty faded gray jeans with a raw-edged cuff. ​

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