Friday, 23 September 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 RTW

Liu Wen

Caterina Ravaglia

Valerija Sestic

Frida Gustavsson

Frida Gustavsson (detail)

Frida Gustavsson (detail)

Nimue Smit

Elsa Sylvan

Elsa Sylvan (detail)

Josephine Skriver

Fei Fei Sun

Fei Fei Sun (detail)

Hanne Gaby Odiele

Merilin Perli

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Caroline Brasch Nielsen (detail)

Xiao Wen

Xiao Wen (detail)


Jac (detail)

This is genius. Sorbet colours, fabric with a pearl sheen and black fabric and leather as a punchy accent. It's modern, breezy and minimalist with a little attitude. This is New York fashion at its best. I must say, there wasn't a lot I liked at New York fashion week this year, it was all a bit the same; sporty, "edgy" for edgy's sake, monochrome colour palette, quite masculine and the tailoring a little bit inept compared to their European counterparts. Phillip Lim is a standout and clearly does his own thing. I have looked at his work each season but this is the first time I've seen it and thought, yes, this is creative and quality design with an independent and inspired look. Everything in the past has blended in with the rest of fashion week. Congratulations for breaking the mould this season. Also, it's wonderful to see more Asian models on the runway here and their look is still far too unappreciated in high fashion.

1 comment:

  1. Lim's construction is stunning, though some of the colour choices are a little odd. I love the back of the one Frida Gustavsson is modelling near the top.