Phillip Lim has developed a reputation as one of the most popular contemporary designers. His pieces can be easily integrated into any woman’s wardrobe, which gives him the unique opportunity to play with proportion, trends, and fabric without alienating his clientele.
This season’s billowing fabrics and draped silhouettes were seemingly windswept, which demonstrated the designer’s keen eye for tailoring and construction. In spite of the designer’s aggressive gang influences this season, exemplified by the tribal tattoo-like prints, he didn’t deviate from his base and showed plenty of wearable, and saleable, separates.
It was a story about texture as Lim paired textiles with a keen editing eye. Sporty looks such as a neoprene-sleeved jacket were shown alongside a silk jumpsuit, but the most noteworthy of pieces were the classically draped looks we have come to love from Lim. The play on texture added a futuristic sentiment to the standard contemporary American sportswear, and the collection surely appeased his loyal client base.
Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree