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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013

Grunge-y, patchwork-ed, printed, and showing overalls some serious love.

The Clothes: Grunge-y, patchwork-ed, printed, and showing overalls some serious love. According to the line sheets, Phillip Lim's spring collection was "an exploration into the notion of 'Cut-Up' a literary technique which can be traced back to the Dadaists of the 1920's and was made popular by William S. Burroughs in the '50s." To that end, he cut up fabric and prints and sewed them together in unexpected combinations. A lot of pieces were styled with a shirt tied around the waist--or made to look that way. The collection was grittier and more "street" than we're used to seeing from Lim (see: those I Heart Neuva York tees). There was less in the way of cocktail/work/wedding-ready dresses but the silk printed motorcycle jackets should be a retail hit. And I must admit I'm kinda wanting a set of printed overalls now.

The Hair & Makeup: More grunge. Models looked like they'd teased their hair out, partied really hard, and then fallen asleep somewhere uncomfortable. Apparently the hair team (Paul Hanlon at Julian Watson Agency) put netting over the tops of models heads to mat the hair down flat at the top. After partying to hard and sleeping sitting up in a booth at Denny's or whatever, models are a little red under the eyes and are trying to look alive with lots o' blush.

The Soundtrack: "Into the Black" by the Chromatics, David Lynch

The Vibe: I'll say it for the third time: Surprisingly grunge-y.

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