Friday, 12 September 2008

NY Fashion Week Report: 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 09

A: Every September & January, style editors, models, buyers, celebutants, divas & various assistants and entourage members don their finest apparel and flock between the four major fashion capitals of the globe in order to get the first scoop on what's hot next season. Thankfully for us, we have the blogosphere, and the comfort of our own bedrooms to write from and bring you tidbits from various shows, so we don't have to move an inch.

Unfortunately though, most of the runways in these months are dedicated to the female specimen, but a few select designers (who were probably to cheap too cough enough dough to shell out on a separate show) chose to integrate their fashion shows. Yay for us right?! Not so much this week, since the fash pack has stationed itself in New York, the land of casual sportswear, henceforth a severe lacking of anything new and fresh to report on.

But this morning while eyeballing the Rodarte women's collection, a shining thumbnail gleamed into my peripheral encasing a pair of men's snake skin lace ups, feverishly clicking on it I discovered the men's segment of the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection

A: Although only about 7 or 8 looks were shown on the runway, they were all I really needed to replace the usual double espresso shot I have on my way to work this morning, and the accessories were TO D.I.E!!! The 2 toned snake skin lace ups made me have an aneurysm, as did the tan coloured envelop document folder *fetches a drool bucket*.

A: Ok, distractions aside (and in an imaginary shopping bag), the clothes were effortlessly gorgeous. Fitted double breasted jackets were paired up with loose fitting trousers, or 7/8th length ones, snake skinned beauties with mesh fabric socks and geometric print tee's with statement neck pieces.

Let's hope next year will bring us a full men's collection by Mr. Lim.


thefashionisto said...

Have you seen his current fall collection? If you love this, you'll die over fall. I'm bitter that more stockists don't pick him up. The availability of various pieces is hit and miss.

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