Phillip Lim has always been about the juxtaposition – he has practically paved the way for sharp tailoring layered over feminine silhouettes over his 11 year career. For 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2017 he played to his strengths again in a perfectly clashing setting: a warehouse in lower Manhattan that was strewn with petals and filled with the sounds of nostalgic Fifties and Sixties tunes. Juxtaposition much?
The clothes felt flirtier and more girly than in seasons past, with pink and white printed dresses adorned with ruffles and silk bomber jackets stamped with petals. But look closer and you'll find a structured waistcoat atop a pair of lilac hot pants, countless iterations on the white shirt and black parachute jackets over slim, cropped trousers. Denim looked super-soft and perfectly bleached on peg-leg jeans and shrunken vests. We'll have it all.