Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim SS13 RTW

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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2012 RTW

Please excuse the length of this post. I really did try to edit it down a bit and only post my favorite looks, but it's not really my fault that I absolutely love 99.999% of the collection - it's Phillip Lim's fault, it's all on him!

Like pretty much every single Lim collection, this one brings me to a happy place. We have been seeing quite a bit of 90's grunge on the runways, but Lim confirms it as a major NYFW trend this season. I just love how Lim did this collection so that without question it's very grungy, but it's still so appropriate for the classic Lim girl. A good example of how he did this is with the sheer plaids which is simply genius - you typically associate plaids with heavy and being all lumberjack-esque, but here they look so light and gorgeous. More standouts are the patchwork jean pieces. I had jeans that looked SO similar when I was a kid, and whenever I looked back at photos with me wearing them I would be like 'urgh, what am I wearing??!?' - but I can always count on Lim to make me love and want a piece similar to one that I used to hate...
And the part I love most are those 'I love Nueva York' tees. Especially today, on September 11th, they seem very right. Over all, this is the best collection from NYFW so far. Not too sure it can be topped too. But yes, I do also happen to be a philliplimoholic, as mentioned a few posts ago.
Always looking forward to your thoughts! xx


I just lit a candle for those 2996 innocent people who lost their lives on this day 11 years ago, and I'm keeping NYC in my heart and thoughts today more than ever. Let us always remember what happened, and still move forward - we still have a long ass way to go. RIP.


  1. Amazing collection ! Now I understand why all bloggers are crazy about him ! Love the post !!

    p.d : thank you so much for your sweet comments

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog

  2. Floral,printed, chiffon , fabulous!
    Amazing coLlection. Thanks for sharing
    Btw mind to follow each other?

  3. some pieces are off to me but some are very awesome! :)

    Michael Macalos

  4. That first dress is stunning! such an amazing collection!


  5. Yeah, there's no denying it, this collection is wicked cool - The mix of 90's grunge with something as feminine as florals and sheer fabrics makes everything edgy and interesting. I dig it. I dig all of it!

  6. Love the collection, the prints the see through stuff! excellent! xo, Alma

  7. i knew it was only a matter of days until you posted these pics! HAHA. You and your Phillip Lim love! :) looks like a lot will be going on for next SS! you expect Phillip Lim to be like more on the classic and sober side... but seeing his designs in full bloom? wow, i can only imagine what´s gonna pop out of the other designers!

    Loved your picks! :)
    XO Jannine

    amazing collection. :)

  8. Mixing the floral print and plaid is all I want to do now :) I agree we're seeing a lot of grunge and moto on the runways but I totally love it!

    Lit a candle as well, RIP always in our hearts :)

  9. i didn't really think the plaid was that cool until you mentioned how it's the opposite of what it usually is- all heavy and thick. i really love this collection too- especially the sheer patterns and all the pattern on pattern action!

  10. This is such a varied collection, from flower prints to geometrical ones I think it's sublime!

    My thoughts are definitely in remembrance of 9/11 ...


  11. I love this collection too! Not as much as I love the Tibi SS13, but anyway... :) hehe! really like the jackets in this collection! and the flower prints are amazing!

    xo, Hanna

  12. I dig that cut up I Love NY t-shirt

  13. I love the floral prints! 3.1 Philip Lim is always one of my favorite designers to look at during Fashion Week.