New York Fashion Week Fall ’09. 3.1 Phillip Lim Grooves to the Sixties

February 18, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Fall '09




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Summary: Phillip Lim paid tribute to the mod girls of the sixties by beginning his Fall '09 runway show with live music from the Lissy Trullie band. Even the singing group mirrored the tone of Lim's collection through their own clothing get-up and vintage microphones. Models grooved down the runway under an arched Milky Way of white, twinkly lights. Not only was Lim's collection filled with an ode to the sixties, but he actually went ahead and named his pieces after famous icons of the era. Just a taste: Hendrix coat, silk Dandy blouse, Jimmy blazer, Carnaby suit and Sergeant Pepper coat. Phillip Lim has made a name for himself over the last three plus years, since the inception of his 3.1 line. The designer is known for redefining the rules of fashion through understated and extremely polished clothing. Lim sure did deliver in his newest representation of this. Not only were lavish fabrics used, such as silk, croc leather and rabbit fur, but the line looked expensive. No matter what the price point, consumers always want their clothing to look opulent, and Lim presented yet another successful collection for fall.

Color Palette: Vanilla, antique white, ivory, nude, black, silver, lilac, ebony, beige, noir, ecru, navy, blonde, fuchsia, sienna burnt orange, brass, charcoal, dusty rose, royal blue, mocha, rose gold, smoke, copper, dove grey, amber, evergreen, lapis

Textures & Details: Silk, lace, wool, deerskin, Mongolian fur, rabbit fur, croc leather, cashmere, jersey, cascading ruffles, metallic, embroidery, metal studded details, sequins and beading, asymmetry, Art Nouveau

Key Looks: Noir double-face hand embroidered wing sleeve cloak, ecru silk crepe keyhole ruffle front dress, navy lace-up gauntlet gloves; ivory 'Seargeant Pepper' coat, black tiered tulle dress with floral applique, navy lace-up gauntlet gloves, black wide orchid hing belt; ecru mushroom print asymmetric gathered chiffon gown, lilac lace-up gauntlet gloves;  graphite knit lambswool cocoon mantelet with mixed crochet trim

– Allison Merzel

Photos: NY Mag

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