I had never paid much attention to Phillip Lim’s RTW collections; because somehow I was only aware of his accessory line. (The cuter pashili bags to be exact). I was very impressed with this Autumn/Winter collection mainly because of the broadness of his material palette. I’m a huge fan of mixed media techniques in art and design and this collection showcases varying textures such as velvet, lame and quilted silk and wools and cottons. Etc.
I don’t know much about what he presented in previous seasons, but I really love this season’s offering of sartorial individuality. Lim gives us Japanese references with his use of kimonos, as well as leisure outerwear. There’s also a sports-luxe vibe that comes through this season, with his use of jogger style trousers and boy shorts, but the pairing of said pieces with opulent fabrics such as the velvet boot with metallic heel is what I really love.
The bomber jackets also look very refined and sophisticated, thanks to the addition of quilted patterns on silk and patches of embroidery that instantly make the pieces decorative and detailed. In my edit, I made sure to highlight the velvet boot, as it is one of my favourite pieces from this entire collection. In fact, Lim’s footwear this season includes round-heeled metallic heels paired with patent leather sandals worn with knitted, bejewelled socks, plus two-tone velvet and leather mule/ankle boot hybrids. Simply stunning!