Phillip Lim, who is Chinese American and recently moved his studio to New York City’s Chinatown, has been using his platform to raise awareness about the alarming increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the U.S. since the COVID crisis began. And Lim wants to change that. ‘’It goes back to the model minority myth, but we finally broke through and said, ‘Please help…’ Which is why I’m asking friends and colleagues to stand with us’’, he said.
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When it comes to fashion, Phillip Lim has been thinking a lot about feeling ‘’at home and secure in your own clothes’’, he said. That translated to a well-rounded collection touching on the comfort and utility conversations we’ve been having since the lockdowns began and the tailoring we might return to as we transition back to commuting and office-life, while leaving room for playful pieces, too.
‘’Utility is key for outerwear this season as timeless functionality and sporty comfort come together in a 3 in 1 hunting jacket, a classic parka with puffer liner. Hand embroidered detail adds texture to the 50’s style couture car coat with detachable hood. Delicate detail with high function continues in the corresponding trouser with a sporty cut in technical cotton faille and contrast cuff. Continued evolution of suiting combines structured twill tailoring with relaxed modern silhouettes in solid and woolen checked pieces. Heavy contrast topstitch, slit details and casual pockets reinforces effortless suiting that is contemporary and textural. Functional femininity remains a distinctive theme throughout the collection with a renewed approach to knitwear, focused on comfort and visual sensory details. Lofty ribbed men’s style cardigans are balanced with delicate lace sleeve detail and complementary neck warmers with slit detail for a seamless, cozy look. Lightweight alpaca lace knits in sky blue and plaid pattern are modernized by racer-back detail as well as chunky wool knits with ribbon tie back feature. Fitted ribbed wool continues to evolve this season, characterized by uniquely feminine and functional details in a marigold dress with scooped back and tie detail and knitted crop top with detachable hem feature for artful layering’’, stated the show note.
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