3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2013 RTW – New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is over and the NYFW inspired spring trends are clearly outlined now. Phillip Lim suggested a grungy, patchworked and printed spring with the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring/summer 2013 collection. The Phillip Lim girl is rebellious and bold this spring and loves to mix slim and slouchy pieces and layers a lot. She isn’t afraid to show off her panties under a transparent dress or to wear florals with plaids. In his show notes, the designer explained that he tried to create most of his new pieces in a manner close to the literary “cut-up” technique, which was used by Beat writers and Nineties-era lyricists.


As the line sheets read, Phillip Lim’s spring collection was “an exploration into the notion of ‘Cut-Up’ a literary technique which can be traced back to the Dadaists of the 1920′s and was made popular by William S. Burroughs in the ’50s.” To this end, the designer cut up fabrics and prints and sewed together, creating quite an unexpected combo. So a biker jacket came pieced together, dresses used floral patchworks, while jeans were shredded. Lots of outfits featured a shirt tied around the waist.
The 3.1 Phillip Lim spring/summer 2013 collection demonstrated more street-style casual clothes, and there was no room for cocktail or work ready dresses. This is quite different from what Lim has got us used to seeing. There were lots of printed jumpsuits, as well as monochrome ones, I heart Nueva York printed tees, mini skirts, layered dresses, pants with print inserts, cool blazers and jackets, crop tops and matching accessories.
Like the clothes demonstrated, the beauty at Phillip Lim was also grunge and the models appeared on the catwalk with teased out hair, as if they’d been partying all the previous night. They had red eyes, as if because of a no-sleep night, and heavily blushed cheeks for a livelier look.

Photos courtesy of Stylebistro

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