Another day, another New York designer celebrating an anniversary – the city has been awash with them this season. For his tenth year in the business, Phillip Lim went all out by hiring a huge show space, collaborating with artist Maya Lin on an installation that comprised of mounds of dug-up dirt ('Stop and smell the flowers' was Lim's mantra this season) and securing a killer front row that included Alexa Chung, Zosia Mamet and Kiernan Shipka.
For his line-up, the designer delivered a perfect mix of utility (army green parkas, mesh crop tops) and girly (organza skirts, paper bag waists and ruffles), a look he has stayed true to but evolved throughout the years. Grown-up fabrics like satin and velvet looked anything but mumsy when crafted into super-wide-leg trousers and anoraks, and the shirt dress adopted a sculptural twist when knotted at the front and left billowing open over satin hot pants. Happy anniversary, Lim, and happy shopping for us!