Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
For his first ever men’s presentation, Phillip Lim found inspiration in the way the beatniks represented a “vulnerable, transparent” masculinity. Void of any typical springtime colors, Lim chose instead to focus on a versatile palette of black, slate, navy and camel. The pants had a full yet cropped cut, and pleated poplin shorts went well above the knee. Touches of lustrous leather made for an interesting contrast to the more subdued tropical wool and jersey. Standout accessories, like key pendants, suede boots and washed leather clutches, added special dimension to the otherwise simple looks.
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