2009 September 12

3.1 Phillip Lim Menswear - New York: Spring 2010

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(NEW YORK) Phillip Lim has been making menswear for years-but how well do you remember it? "The women’s would snowball and kill everything in its path, so it was time to stop ignoring that and address the idea of moving menswear forward," explained Lim at his first standalone menswear presentation. "It was time to stop ignoring half the population." Gentlemen, rejoice: Lim’s brand of cool, casual sportswear is bigger and better than ever, starting with leather—yes, spring leather. Trousers, shorts, and even a tee looked fresh in this typically cold-weather fabric; the trick was keeping it lightweight and soft enough to mimic the slouchiest knit. Hipster details like double-breasted jackets-cum shirts and ankle-strap boots translated the 3.1 we know so well from women’s to garments that Lim loves to wear himself.