3.1 PHILLIP LIM’s white symphony for FW2012
Despite a venue perfectly heated for a 9:30 AM presentation, Phillip Lim’s A/W12 brought winds heading low temperatures; almost forecasting snowstorms. By using a dominant frozen white, the room’s acoustic transported us into deep notes of high winter. All materials were indeed familiar with seasonal sports, in this case attached to light tailored garments. Instead of overdosing them with leather patches, the new solutions were slim while innovative. Polar fleece sleeves, chunky knits and sky jacquards next to bonded leathers and meltons.
What made all these well-constructed pieces extra refine was the way a timid organza turtleneck was combined under heavy knits, sometimes having a fragile transparent scarf effect. A quilted stitch bomber confirmed Lim’s garments survive heavy climates on rough landscapes, so do they modern metropolis. Stylish and comfortable was the use of a slipknot belt to get more aggressive proportions.