3.1 Phillip Lim


New York: Phillip Lim has consistently struck the seemingly impossible balance of creating desirable clothes that are at once timeless and trend-setting for a relatively affordable price. This season was no exception with slouchy sweaters, covetable coats and light-as-air asymmetric dresses. The palette was simple and rich – cream, shades of grey, camel and black — and silhouettes were clean and uncomplicated. A blown-up blanket plaid in a brushed wool was used for A-line skirts with criss-crossed suspenders, boot-cut trousers and winter shorts. The single denim look, a boxy jacket and matching drawstring shorts, gave the collection a hint of tomboyishness. The outerwear stole the show, however; a buttery leather shearling bomber jacket was a highlight. Utility details appeared for an orange-tan coat with fur cuffs and an oversized grey heather tunic. The asymmetric dresses and skirts that closed the show had an ethereal feeling, especially the lighter-colored versions. A pale pink dress with laser cutouts was worn with a cream coat made from tiny, tiered layers of raw-edged chiffon that looked like fur from far off. Lim’s straightforward yet chic clothes are sure to fly off the racks.

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