3.1 Phillip Lim
December 20, 2010 New York
The loose inspiration for the collection was the late British writer and cartographer Freya Stark. Her travels in the Arabian Desert seemed to influence the color palette of rusts, persimmons, and olives, as well as the uniformlike feel of a navy shirtdress and camel suiting. But Lim is a resolute modernist. His latest innovation: cotton woven with abaca, a fibrous plant native to the Philippines, for a crisp, sturdy hand.