New York Collections Women: 3.1 Phillip Lim AW13
It’s incredible how Phillip Lim manages to be new and yet familiar each season. His 3.1 Phillip Lim label is the definition of contemporary fashion with its cool girl aesthetic. For A/W 13 the designer continued to explore the concept of a biker’s girlfriend, which he had first started for pre-fall. For A/W13 Lim chose to focus on outerwear by presenting quite superb coats, in particular a shearling with asymmetrical lapels and a too-cool-for-school asymmetric trench in teal. There was also some killer leather boots that will surely be in every magazine next season. The genius of the collection much like the pre-fall was the fact that Lim had taken the biker trend and turned it on it’s head by looking at it from a completely new angle.Makes one almost want to skip summer and fast forward to Autumn.