3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection: Bedroom Eyes

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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection

Phillip Lim has been trapped in his bedroom for almost a year, due to a lengthy apartment renovation. But the really creative aren’t ever really trapped anywhere, and Phillip is one of those boundless, broad-thinking few. Instead of seeing it as a major inconvenience (as most of us would), he embraced his space and it came to be the basis for his Spring ’15 collection. As he told me in our post-show interview, “This one was an intimate collection inspired by bedroom interiors.”

He went on to elaborate on the authentic interpretation of his muse: “The collection is literally inspired by mattresses, sheets – literally bedroom furniture. This setting where you’re the most protected but at the same time, exposed.” The bedroom is the most intimate and private of spaces. I read once that children should never be given a time-out in their bedrooms because that is their safe place. Phillip agrees, and he also sees a dichotomy because it is also where we, as adults, are “exposed,” romantically. These thoughts translated to a beautiful collection, full of pieces that are at once tender and powerful.

With bedhead in full effect and cushy, high-heeled mule sandals on their feet, the models sported asymmetrical, embroidered tops and vests, with deceptively intricate details like rolled lapels, raw edges, and touches of suede, along with body-contouring shorts and drawstring utility trousers. Obi belts add emphasis and punctuation to a number of looks, and loosely knotted, they connote casual ease, especially on bare stomachs. Elements of sheer paneling, inspired by light and shadows coming through gauzy curtains, recur throughout the collection, and the sly cutouts (sometimes you catch a glimpse of skin, sometimes you don’t) make for a modern play on lingerie dressing. It’s only natural that some skin will make an appearance when wrapped in your intimate apparel.

Perhaps most stirring are the bags, with their basket-weave detailing and rattan references. The wicker bucket bag, a riff on vintage woven chairs, is genius, and so is the new triangular Quill bag. With its purposeful crease, it brings to mind that pillow you love, the one that’s indented from your sleepy head when you rise each morning. But it’s evening light, that moment of shadow play that comes with dusk (also known as the “magic hour”) that Phillip finds most invigorating. One can only assume he has a great, westward-facing bedroom window, and we can hope he continues to take inspiration from unexpected places. This collection truly shows Phillip’s breadth and talent beyond streetwear, pushing him towards the realm of nuanced artist.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Collection

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