Phillip Lim's fall collection felt like his most ladylike showing yet. Whereas in past seasons the looks had a girly or youthful spin, Lim's latest showing is all grown-up.
With a soft palette of grays, greens, navy, and saffron, Lim's collection was light handed and alluring. The opening look, a tie neck, gray twill pea coat worn with lambskin pants had a romantic air that carried through the rest of the collection. Voluminous pants and and structured jackets were the staples of the collection, although the extra fabric pleats on the pant's thighs will probably mean a redesign before the items hit stores. (Because the last thing a woman wants is more attention on her thighs.) From my seat I could spy Sarah Rutson and Amanda Brooks quickly scribbling in their show programs next to almost every look. (I also spied Salman Rushdie!?!?) Like most Lim collections this one will be a hit on the sales floor.
**All photos: IMAXTREE