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3.1 Phillip Lim: Biker chick wannabes

At the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 show

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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...

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3.1 Phillip Lim: Sheer satisfaction

At the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013 show,

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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...

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