3.1 Phillip Lim
June 03, 2010 New York
"I considered how every piece would fit into a girl's life," the designer said. While a chinoiserie-style jumpsuit in sea foam silk has limited real-world potential—unless your schedule includes frequent jaunts to the Riviera, à la Jagger in the seventies—other pieces show Lim's understanding of his customers' fast-paced twenty-first-century lives. Case in point: an off-white blazer with removable leather cuffs and bomberlike lapel detail. Call it three looks for the price of one.