Those among us enjoying the pink trend that is dominating the spring/summer season will rejoice in the knowledge that the hue is sticking around for autumn/winter – certainly at 3.1 Phillip Lim. The designer greeted his guests with a pink carpet at his Spring Studios show venue, as well as pink and orange Perspex walls running down his runway. And the shade made its way onto the opening look, a coat with chain link belt, a cyclamen suit complete with high-waisted trousers, cropped peg-leg pants, textured sweater dresses, satin booties and even leather handbags.
Where things weren't pink they were black or white – a cropped quilted jacket came with one undone sleeve and drawstring detailing, a white dress came with romantic tiers and a sash belt, and leather corset vests featured bustier cups and peplum waists. Lim deftly combined feminine accents with sportswear and menswear basics in a collection that was softer than some of his previous offerings but somehow more powerful. And, in a season where designers seem keen to champion women more than ever before, this line-up is bang on trend.