Posted on December 15th 2012 by
For pre-fall, Phillip Lim was thinking of bikers and their posse, you know the guys and gals who rode behind them. This collection demonstrates that Lim’s penchant for vintage Harley Davidson influenced his designs; however, he didn’t mean it in the cliche black leather jacket way, but mainly the rebellion. So while there were touches of deconstructed leather pants, a recurrent motif of a phoenix elegantly placed on sweaters and leather tops, the 3.1 aesthetic was extremely present. It wasn’t tidy; there were far too many layers for that. The paneled leather pants, fancy sweatshirts, and masculine femininity didn’t take away from the ladylike sweetness. The pop of neon hues balanced out the dark muted colors of the tailored trousers, jackets, and techno jersey sweatshirts under cardigans that were clearly twinsets after all. Sweatshirt dressing has always been a Phillip Lim signature, this collection was simply a remix of old standards. The side zipped sweatshirts, along with mini tunic dresses paired with cropped tailored trousers is nonetheless chic to the chicest degree, but most importantly leaves one drowning in anticipation.