3.1 Phillip Lim
Dadaist nonlinearity and 90s grunge nostalgia, dominated 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s energetic S/S show and though the themes may seem at odds with each other, they found a common ground on Lim’s runway. The spirit of Dada cut-ups and the Seattle sound were both about rule-breaking, freedom and creating material that was wildly new. Lim did a lot of that for Spring; tossing out the sleek superhero motif he ran with for fall and focusing on layering, plus a host of inventive pattern pairings. Who says you can’t mix florals with plaids and then add on little leopard print for good measure? Lim’s daring S/s mix was eccentric, while being completely wearable. Extroverts will be clamoring for those head to toe floral looks – which seem made for the street style set. Not jockeying for a spot on Jak & Jil? Never fear – there is still plenty to love – those leather jackets, metallic accessories and cheeky ‘I heart Nueva York’ shirts are sure to find their way into the closets of all the cool girls.
Text by Janelle Okwodu
Photos by Billy Rood for Models.com