Phillip Lim got a little abstract for SS11 – and it was a vision that got the crowds talking. He created sheer garments organza that worked as puzzle-pieces, needing to be layered together to create a whole. A pretty interesting idea, and who knew it would be one that could look so beautiful.
The various sections in neutral colourways sat flat atop one another, paired with casual sweaters revealing buttoned-up collars beneath – a preppy-chic feature that continued throughout the collection. Luminous powder blue garments including mens-style tailored tuxedo trousers, basic shift dress and slouchy leather shorts, broke up the essentially nude palette, and chunky clog-like platform heels took the menswear tailoring-inspired ensembles from day-to-night.
Lim’s continually understated, high-quality clothing never strays far from his original objective to create clothing that, in the designers own words, ‘stand for enhancement. I believe my designs should refine not define. Clothing should be smart, not in the sense of their aesthetic but in their functionality – they should be practical and effortless.’