3.1 Phillip Lim Catwalk Fashion Show New York ss2012
Just when you thought you couldn’t have any more rich, over-the-top prints and screaming colors, Phillip Lim moved in with a refreshing palette. His collection was full of sorbet colors — icy peach, pink and yellow — served on silhouettes that were relaxed. There were loose, racer-back tanks and track pants with zippers at the sides, some that concealed or revealed a stripe.
It was a relaxed basis on which Lim layered and explored a-symmetric cuts. Lim started gently, with tanks and slipdresses outlined in fluttering folds designed to catch the breeze. His program cited kites as a source of inspiration, and the fly-away motif was pretty and serene in small doses. The message at large seemed to be sporty minimalism.