It’s no secret that I love me some Lim. His inspired fusion of boy/girl cool and pure fashion deliciousness provides has captured the hearts (and wallets) of style setters the world over and anyone who claims they didn’t lust after his insta-sell-out “Kapow!” sweaters is a downright, dirty liar. 3.1 Phillip Lim is both achingly hip and utterly covetable, no mean feat I can tell you! Just one look at the his high fash sweater dressing makes me (almost) want to burn my blouse collection. Plus any designer who can combine large amounts of leopard print and leather without veering into tacky territory is nothing short of genius.
Drawing inspiration from bikers and their molls, for Pre Fall 3.1 Phillip Lim has concocted a selection of clean-lined ensembles that any devotee worth her Pashli satchel would kill to own. You would have thought that removing a trench coats’ collar and sleeves would sort of defeat the point but in Phillip Lim’s capable hands it just seems so right. Over the knee boots are paired with slouchy Harley Davidson motif sweaters making for a collection that oozes androdgynous elegance with just the right amount of S-E-X. Eye popping hits of neon and playful prints add that extra little something to immaculately tailored neutrals, creating a blend of understatement and style statement that I have decided to dub the “Lim effect” and will forever attempt to emulate.
Love Ella. X