July 02, 2007
CFDA Swarovski Award winner Phillip Lim didn't mess with his hitherto successful formula for resort. Riffing on some of his biggest hits so far, he showed long cardigans over brief A-line dresses; flaring, pleated Alaïa-esque miniskirts with silk blouses; and cropped pants topped by boxy jackets. A ruffled-hem short chambray dress with a macramé belt looked fresh, as did a shirt in the same fabric with military epaulets that was worn with boy-cut trousers. The collection's highlight was a cocktail dress made from hundreds of tight whorls of tulle, a couture-like take on his best-selling flower appliqué T-shirt dress from spring. "Just don't call them rosettes," he said.