Fashion director Ian Wright’s pick from the Big Apple’s Monday schedule
Geological structures inspired designer Phillip Lim’s spring 14 collection, taking the solidity and massiveness of rock formations and striations and making them feminine. The science geeks among you will recognise the geode patterns that Lim used to decorate organza through intricate embroidery or simple pants and drop shoulder short jackets with almost psychedelic swirly shapes.
Silhouettes spanned sporty and sleeveless, and where sleeves were evident, they were angular or capped. Clearly a man with sales in mind, Lim offered plenty of separates across a collection that tapped into the see-through trend with meshes and voiles and employed a palette full of perky pink, French mustard, azure blue and black on a base of white. The only slight off notes were the oily leather pieces, but there were but a mere pebble-sized blip in this quarry of rocking spring looks.