06 November 2009

Luscious Geometries: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2010



Phillip Lim's Spring 2010 was pretty genius. He has a really great way of taking simple silhouettes and changing them in some way to add a little spice. This time around, he had a lot of fun playing with proportion and texture. The runway show was spectacular. It started out with some 'boyfriend' proportion jackets and trousers which went to a kind of modern-day-after-school-prep-chic place. Then out came these incredible leather garments. They looked super supple and I loved the way they moved on the models' bodies. Right now, leather jackets are really in, so it's interesting to see leather as becoming more integrated into our lives by making leather tanks, dresses, and blouses. One of my favorites was this one:

I love how the geometry of the coat sort of floats over the texture of the leather mini dress. A classic example of how Lim is really conceptual but incredibly wearable. And just when you begin to think that Lim is fully committed to this really architectural, geometric look, out comes this dress:


Very girly and fresh, and it's genius the way he uses the texture of the fabric and the drape to just "woosh" up the side of the dress. The eye is immediately drawn to the complexity of that.... whatever you call it...! And of course, I started freaking out when I saw this dress:

Lim is genius... just when the eye gets used to the neutral color pallette of the show, out comes this electrifying paillette dress. So unexpected, but it-- with the relaxed proportions and button-up style-- totally fits in with the collection. This is the perfect little party dress. The plunging V might be a bit much for some people, but, hey, if you're going to be wearing a paillette mini, you might as well pull out all the stops!

Well done, Mr. Lim!

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