THE FULL REPORT: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM

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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.

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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.

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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.’