Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Phillip Lim Spring 2010

Lim began 3.1 as a women's line and expanded to include men in 2007. He's since become known for well-tailored basics inspired variously by Bowie, bullfighters, and Barcelona, with a more-than-occasional maritime bent (navy peacoats, sailor shirts). He's also got a knack for creating pieces that, because of their material and construction, look a lot more expensive than they actually are. 

The Collection

Frontman of a mid-'80s German industrial band—think knee-high bondage boots and forearm-length, black leather gloves—applies for membership at a post-apocalyptic equestrian club: pleated riding pants, structured wool topcoats in camel and burgundy, and what look like quilted radiation vests. Throw in some animal prints, some fur (on cuffs, collars, even shoes), and lots of buckles, harnesses, and straps, and you've got Lim's vision of a total look: the modern urban adventurer.

Photos by GQ
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