3.1 Phillip Lim A/W 2016
Mood board: Phillip Lim can always be counted on for presenting a wearable, yet unexpected collection and aided by a broad material palette, which included velvet, lame and quilted silk, this season’s offering celebrated a sartorial individuality with a range of references that included Japanese craft, kimonos and leisure dressing.
Best in show: Lim’s evolving sporty-luxe silhouette continued to refine itself this season. Jogger-style trousers took on an elevated feel by being paired with opulent fabrics. The staple bomber jacket shape was also made more sophisticated, thanks to quilted patterns on silk and patches of Japanese embroidered that instantly added a decorative feel.
Finishing touches: Not one to disappoint over details, Lim’s array of footwear included two-tone velvet and leather mule/ankle boot hybrids, round heeled metallic heels and sporty patent leather sandals that were paired with knitted, bejewelled socks. The label also introduced a new addition to its popular handbag collection, the Hana – a classic top-flap shape in a colourful mix of smooth and textured leather.