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Phillip Lim is known to explore themes in his collections -- like “duality,” for instance, or a pastime like “kiting.” But this season the theme seems obscure, something to do with biker chicks, clearly, given all that leather.
The first look down the runway held much promise -- a pink, quilted coat worn atop a taupe sweater, light blue button-down and caramel-colored leather miniskirt...Read more »
Hey, all you folks with English degrees out there — 3.1 Phillip Lim has a collection just for you … inspired by “cut-ups.” Um … for those of you who maybe missed class that day, “cut-up” is a literary technique dating back to those quirky Dadaists of the 1920s and popularized about 30 years later by author William S. Burroughs, who liked to take pages of text, cut ‘em up and rearrange them...Read more »
There was only a little smoke filtering in from the rafters when the 3.1 Phillip Lim show got underway on Monday, at an event space near the High Line. “Stop the smoke,” a photographer called out, about halfway through. By the time it ended, the place was foggier than London.
But you could still spot the houndstooth—a jumbo, blown-up version, as if we were looking at the pattern through a...Read more »
A fascination with kites inspired the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring collection. And in his program notes, Lim quoted from an unidentified line of kite-oriented verse. (A little rooting around on the Internet turned up the apparent source: “Kiting,” a poem by Robert Valkenburgh, a Dutch sculptor and kite builder.) “It is the search for a form which can be lifted...Read more »