Monday, 21 September 2009
Fabulous New York Fashion Week: 3.1 Phillip Lim
As New York fashion week started with a bang last week, London’s 25th is already in full flow and oh, isn’t it exciting. Unfortunately I'm not lucky enough to be there myself, so I can only recreate the whole thing via the internet and try to imagine the fabulousness of it all as I sit here on the settee, cup of tea and laptop in hand.
My favourite, 3.1 Phillip Lim didn’t disappoint in New York with his usual minimalist, tailored aesthetic and the effortlessly cool vibe that his clothes always seem to exude. The most standout piece of the collection was a lipstick-red suit that Lim calls the “new suit”. Machine washable and tailored to perfection, the short, elbow-length jacket and ankle-length pants would work just as well as statement-making separates. Lim’s preference seemed to be in making the collection as sellable as it was stylish with low-slung city-chic shorts, sleek belted macs and cuter than cute playsuits.