NYFW: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014 Runway Show
Posted Friday September 13, 2013 12:30 PM GMT
Phillip Lim has a CFDA award sitting at home, and his Spring 2014 collection proves why.
His catwalk was covered in rocks, reflecting the inspiration behind the line. “Raw landscapes, terrains, geode formations and life within a brute yet beautifully charged ecosystem,” was the theme, which is, as Lim describes, “A reaction to how life has become — looking for solid ground, intrinsically basic and elemental.”
Visual impressions of the Earth were apparent on fabrics, such as water motifs on structured tops and marble prints on loose-fitting trousers. There were plenty of stylish and wearable moto jackets in the mix, alongside oversized sleeveless coats. One of our favorite looks was a metallic green vest that looked like a shiny metal
Unlike many collections we’ve seen this year, Lim’s designs were comfortable. A-line skirts, sheath dresses, and pencil skirts were anything but restricting, and allowed for plenty of movement.
Bags took a new form, in either doctor shapes or mini squares featuring dangling charms. Shoes were practical, ranging from loafers to strappy flat sandals — perfect for all our urban adventures.
For hair, the designer wanted a wet look, and drew from castaway Robinson Crusoe character. NARS makeup artists used the textured fabrics as inspiration, describing the look as a “monochromatic techno glow.” Skin had a summer radiance, complementing the copper eyeshadow and nude lips.
Lim proved that he’s willing to go to the ends of the earth to please his fans, and that he did.