54 posts tagged "3.1 Phillip Lim"
Unlike nautical stripes, island prints, and other on-trend patterns, plaid is associated with a wide range of moods, people, and periods in time. There’s the stiff school uniform we begrudgingly wore throughout our childhood; the “hipster” flannel button-downs lining the shelves at Urban Outfitters; the patchwork madras shorts popular in beach towns out East; and even the old-world tartans of Scottish clansmen. However, as of late, our favorite iteration has been distinctly punk. Marked by slouchy sweaters, second-skin leggings, and clashing hues, this new plaid is intentionally at odds with its preppy past, calling to mind seventies-era Vivienne Westwood and the Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. Worn with spikes, studs, and plenty of black leather, it feels more than appropriate for the upcoming transition into fall. Shop our favorite plaid wares from Marc by Marc Jacobs, McQ, and more, below.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Aimee trompe l’oeil plaid merino-wool sweater, $280, available at net-a-porter.com.
2. McQ Alexander McQueen tartan-print leggings, $345, available at shopbop.com.
3. Karen Walker Number One sunglasses, $250, available at shopbop.com.
4. Jimmy Choo Wheel studded suede slippers, $750, available at net-a-porter.com.
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour bag, $750, available at shopbop.com.
Phillip Lim isn’t a fan of faking it. So instead of mocking up a set to shoot the film for his Technicolor Fall ’13 collection, which was designed with “the partners, girlfriends, and lovers of the racer generation in mind,” the designer jetted off to Japan. “Tokyo street style is so synonymous with tribes and subcultures that it seemed the natural place to capture the spirit of the collection,” Lim told Style.com. “We wanted to be sure the authenticity was not lost. We didn’t want to re-create anything, so naturally, we went to Tokyo.” Titled Sonomama—a Japanese phrase meaning “as you are”—the film (directed by James Lin and shot by Eduard Grau) and corresponding campaign (lensed by But Sou Lai) star Japanese actress Kiko Mizuhara, Louis Simonon, and real-deal Japanese rockabilly gang Black Shadow; they run, dance, and ride black and silver motorcycles through Tokyo’s neon-lit streets. “I wanted to capture a modern-day tribe,” added Lim. “Cross-cultural, individual characters, whose expressions and passions make a whole.” Catch the film’s debut, above, and take a first look at the campaign, below, exclusively on Style.com.
Sheers were regulars on the trend circuit long before Beyoncé appeared at the 2012 Met Gala wearing a diaphanous Givenchy gown. The look’s staying power comes from its versatility. “Unlike other fabrics,” explained fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell, “a single layer allows a designer to explore possibilities in depth and illusion.”
A quiet translucence has taken effect on the womenswear front. Sass & Bide (above, center) showed a Resort ’14 collection with long, sheer panels over simple skirts. Vera Wang traded minimalism for romance by piling on the sheer layers. In one instance, a delicate dot-pattern shift appeared underneath another shift embroidered with matte paillettes. Known for his cool and straightforward aesthetic, Phillip Lim (above, right) produced sheer shorts in white and blue for his latest play-while-you-work collection.
When it came to sheers in menswear, London-based designers were among the first to experiment. The various incarnations were far more structured, referencing traditional tailoring. Meadham Kirchhoff (above, left) offered a lineup of translucent jackets crafted from yellow-tinged and cloudy green rubber. Benjamin Kirchhoff denied any sort of deeper meaning in its use, but he did confess to being moved by the fabric’s texture. Christopher Shannon (above, center) went so far as to wet sheer nylon in an effort to capture an out-all-night-clubbing vibe. “I’d never want it to look too soft, so we used some really fine nylons as layers this season,” Shannon told Style.com. “It’s something that felt modern and sporty but had fluidity.”
Women can’t get enough of jumpsuits, and here’s why: All-in-ones, which seamlessly transition from day to night with a pair of heels, offer all of the polished nonchalance of trousers and none of the fuss of coordinating separates. The Resort collections were full of new takes on the look. Christopher Kane, Reed Krakoff, and Thakoon Addition did clean, strapless versions, while Jonathan Saunders and Maria Cornejo showed slouchier ones in slippery satin. Personally, we can’t get enough of the graphic mosaic number from 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Florals have long been the quintessential symbol of summer femininity, and this season the look is bold and graphic. However, designers gave Spring ’13′s blossoms a dark, moody twist, resulting in wares that are certainly not for the demure floraphile. From Christopher Kane and Marni’s Man Ray-esque prints to Roberto Cavalli’s romantic painted pumps, shop our gothic garden picks, below.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim jeans, $495, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Christopher Kane top, $780, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Roberto Cavalli pumps, $1,126, available at www.luisaviaroma.com
4. Givenchy Dahlia Noir eau de parfum, $90, available at www.sephora.com
5. Marni shopper, $350, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com