5 things you need to know about 3.1 phillip lim fall/winter 15
The lowdown on the brand’s ten-year anniversary show, a whip-smart ode to punk.
1. Happy birthday, 3.1 Phillip Lim!
This year, Phillip Lim celebrates his brand's tenth anniversary. The designer spoke about taking a step back and examining the line's aesthetic.
This isn't the first time Lim has experimented with punk codes — and it's not the first time we've seen them on the runways this week — but this reworking won big. Wide black, white and red check showed up on dresses with floaty asymmetric hemlines, giving us something both grungy and girly.
Another nod to punk. They hung from skirt waists and across jacket breasts, secured with D-rings and left to trail behind the models as they walked. Rather than the restriction enforced by say a pair of strap-covered Vivienne Westwood bondage trousers, Lim's undone straps implied an easy, elegant looseness.
The soundtrack (punk, no surprise) has punctuated by the sound of cracking whips. Team that with the shoe situation — black heels with elaborate lacing up the foot — and it was clear that Lim was feeling punk's affiliation with the world of S&M.
Hands down the stars of the show. They came in every length and fabric but the constants were authentic detailing (long ribbed cuffs, ruched sleeves) and well-judged silhouettes (we loved the cropped styles with the extra voluminous arms).
Photography Kate Owen