Monday Muse: Phillip Lim Remixes Uniform Dressing For Pre-Fall

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2018

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2018

Uniform dressing could conjure up images of a highly edited wardrobe and boring basics. Function over fashion. Form following practicality. But instead of riffing on staples and those so-called basics, Phillip Lim, Southern California’s very own golden boy, looked at actual uniforms. The result? Modern, streamlined takes on military garb that’ll give the urban soldier plenty to add to her standard-issue go-tos.

Opting to focus on seafaring sailors and not army grunts lent the collection an air of newness, especially since just about everyone owns an army green army jacket at this point. Starting with the peacoat, Lim offered up more abbreviated lengths and slimmer cuts, rendering them in lighter fabrics to give them life outside of winter storms. Other nautical items included Aran sweaters, sailor pants, and skirts that could be worn buttoned-up or open to show flashes of flesh.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2018

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2018

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Lim’s collections have always had an air of the au courant, but pre-fall had him leaning more towards heirlooms and the craft of making clothes. Surely his leather jackets will get passed down, but the knits and home-spun touches made dresses seem like old family treasures. But it wasn’t all nostalgia, either. Some pieces incorporated techy fabrics and waterproofing. Fitting, since sailors need to stave off the elements and landlocked fashion fans appreciate that particular practical touch, too. Those pieces will get the most attention, but the cozier knits and slips will be what shoppers flock to. If something looks like it’s been passed down, it’s worth keeping around. With a commitment to the environment and ethical production, Lim knows how to stay on that course. Keeping clothes around for generations certainly beats recycling them.

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